Types of hearing loss?
Hearing loss is detected through testing to determine the part of the auditory system that is damaged. There are three basic types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss and mixed hearing loss. Be sure to check out our page on “Types of Hearing Loss” to learn more about each one.
Should I get a hearing test?
If you experience any hearing loss or believe you to have tinnitus, be sure to make an appointment with our audiologist. Together, we will identify if a hearing loss exists, and if so, measure its severity. Definitely be open and honest, no detail is too small. Click Here to take our quick online hearing test.
What is involved in a hearing test?
A hearing test is easy. You will respond to various tones and repeat words to help us identify your ability to hear. Once the test is complete, we will review the results and any solutions for improvements if necessary. We strive for comfort and ease during all our testings.
What exactly is a hearing aid?
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear inside or behind your ear. It makes certain sounds louder and more clear, both in quiet and noisy situations, so you can listen and communicate better. Current technology allows hearing devices to be customized to your hearing needs.
A hearing aid has three basic parts: microphone, amplifier and speaker. The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker. Although there are basic parts to all hearing aids, the advanced processing in current devices is very sophisticated and automatic.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us, we’re here to help! You can also check out our “Hearing Aids” page for more information.
What kind of hearing aids are best for me?
We provide five different types of hearing aids: Receiver-in-the-Canal Hearing Aids (RIC), Completely-in-Canal Hearing Aids (CICs), In-the-Canal Hearing Aids (ITCs), In-the-Ear Hearing Aids (ITEs) and Conventional Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids (BTEs). Proper selection of the right hearing devices starts with identifying your hearing needs through testing. Next, we will consider your individual needs and lifestyle to select the technology and style that is best for you. Be sure to visit the “Hearing Aids” page on our website for more information about these types of hearing aids.
How will I pay for my hearing aids?
Most hearing aids are not covered by health insurance companies. However, financing is usually available. Though Medicare does not cover hearing aids for adults, diagnostic tests and evaluations are covered if they are ordered by your physician for the purpose of developing a treatment plan.