Frequently asked questions
Audiologists are health care professionals that are trained in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other services associated with hearing, balance, tinnitus management, hearing conservation and related audiological fields. Doctoral-level training allows audiologists to assess what the patient actually needs----audiology is not all about widgets.
We accept many major insurances. Some carriers require a referral for diagnostic services from your family doctor. There are insurances that will provide hearing aid coverage or offer discounts. You will want to check with your individual insurance plan to determine your coverage.
We love to help all patients by determining a plan of care for them regardless of where their devices were purchased.
Routine care and maintenance play a large role in the life of a hearing aid, but we expect most to last 4-5 years.
Most people experience hearing loss in both ears at differing levels and thus, two hearing aids are typically suggested for optimal hearing. Our hearing is a sophisticated system that relies upon both ears to function at its peak. Binaural hearing means that we use both ears to determine where sound is coming from. This aids in how our brain focuses on the sounds we are trying actively to hear. Having two hearing aids, one for each ear with hearing loss, more closely mimics having full hearing health and more actively engages your brain in the listening process.