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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions that we receive.  If your question is not on this list, please contact us to inquire.  Thank you!

Does insurance cover hearing exams?

Most insurance companies cover hearing exams, but may have different criteria of how you may schedule the exam (with or without a physician’s referral or through a third party company, for example). We are happy to follow-up with your insurance company to find out their requirements. You may go to the “Insurance Information” page to see the various insurances and financing programs offered.

Does insurance cover hearing aids?

Some insurance programs offer full or partial coverage for hearing aids either directly or through a third party. If you are recommended for hearing aid treatment, we will be happy to follow-up with your insurance company to find out their hearing aid benefits. If your insurance company does not offer hearing aid benefits, we have financing programs that are designed forIndividuals with all credit backgrounds.

How much do hearing aids cost?

hearing aids are an investment in your health

We offer a variety of digital hearing aid styles with special features and technology options. When purchased from us directly, our most basic digital hearing aid begins at $650 and includes a warranty for repairs, loss, damage, and professional services.

How do rechargeable hearing aids work?

Rechargeable hearing aids work similar to recharging a cordless home phone. You place them on the recharging base that plugs into the wall and they are fully charged within 2-4 hours. Hybrid rechargeable hearing aids are a great option because they allow you to use ether a rechargeable battery or a disposal battery to suit your needs.

What assistive technology options are available with hearing aids?

Today’s hearing aids are available in a rechargeable option (mentioned above); MFi – Made For iPhone direct streaming (and other Apple products); distance programming (you don’t have to go in for an office visit); offer Bluetooth streaming devices for: Android phones, Android computers and tablets, TVs, remote microphones; and a variety of accessories such as remote control, special function mobile phone Apps, and tinnitus Apps.

If I have hearing loss in both ears, is it OK to wear only one hearing aid?

Our peripheral auditory and central auditory nervous system are made up of our two ears, our hearing nerves, and the brain. All parts work together to decode the sounds we hear and to distinguish speech from background noise. Kochkin et.al. (2000) reported why wearing two hearing aids is better than wearing one, if you have a qualifying hearing loss in both ears.

Better understanding of speech Hearing is less tiring and listening is more pleasant
Better understanding in groups and noisy situations Feeling of balanced hearing
Better ability to localize sound Greater comfort when loud noises occur
Better sound quality Reduced feedback and whistling
Smoother tone quality Tinnitus Masking
Wider hearing range Consumer preference
Better sound identification Customer satisfaction
Keeps both ears active resulting in less hearing loss deterioration