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Hearing loss solutions

How do I know if someone has hearing loss? 

The only real way to know for sure if someone you love or you yourself may have significant hearing loss is to visit a hearing specialist, audiologist or ENT for an evaluation. Sometimes little things can be more than enough of a reason to find out more.

If you find that you or a loved one is having difficulty hearing group conversations, or listening to the soft voice of children or soft-spoken people, or is frequently complaining of a “ringing in the ears,” then any of these symptoms should be enough to seek a specialist’s opinion.

We can help you schedule an appointment with a specialist near you for a free evaluation.

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What is the difference between a digital hearing aid and a hearing amplifier? 

Sound amplifiers are devices that amplify sounds. They are like high-powered speakers in your ears that serve to increase the volume of all the sounds around you. 
Sound amplifiers are great for watching T.V. in your living room, but they are not good in social situations (like restaurants and cocktail parties) - because they amplify all sounds. 

Hearing aids are more efficient and complex. They are digital micro-equalizers in your ear, which means they are preset to receive and increase or decrease the frequencies the ear is having issues with. They can differentiate sounds and frequencies and are customized for each user. Hearing aids can also automatically change their programmed levels based on the user's current sound environment, including wind, music, family setting, concert going, or other types of sound environments.

Learn more about the different types of hearing aids.

What types of hearing aids are there?

There are a wide range of hearing aids, including:

RIC Receiver-in-Canal 
RITE Receiver-in-the-Ear 
BTE Behind-the-Ear
P BTEPOWER BTE
ITE In-the-Ear
IIC Invisible-in-the-Canal
CIC Completely-in-the-Canal
ITC In-the-Canal

Learn more about the different types of hearing aids.

Can my insurance provider cover the cost of hearing aids?

Many health insurance plans cover some or all of the costs associated with hearing examinations and/or hearing aids. Call your insurance provider’s customer support line (commonly located on the back of your insurance card) to see which services are covered under your plan.

If you need additional information, contact us. We are here to help.

What is a fair price for a hearing aid (pair)?

There are many ways to buy a hearing aid that don’t involve paying upfront. Contact us to see if Care Credit, Affirm or Hearing Aid Leasing options are best for you.

How do I find the right hearing aid for me?

The best way to find the right hearing aid is through professional consultation with an Audiologist or "Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)" or Otolaryngologist, as well as through your own research into the subject.

Your audiologist will let you know if you need a hearing aid. A professional service base page like www.saywhathearing.com can be your ideal partner to provide information about hearing aid and financing options to purchase the right device for you.