Q: Is there a charge for the hearing evaluation?
A: No, the hearing evaluation is free of charge.
Q: Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
A: No referrals are needed for a hearing evaluation. Simply call to book an appointment.
Q: Is there any funding available for hearing aids?
A: The majority of people will be assisted by some type of funding. Personal insurance may also cover some of the cost for hearing aids. Please verify your policy with the insurance company.
Q: There are many styles. How do I choose a hearing aid?
Q: Are two hearing aids better than one?
A: For the majority of people, two hearing aids will be better than one, however there are unique circumstances that may limit a person to only one hearing aid.
Q: How long do hearing aid batteries last?
A: With 8 hours of use per day, the batteries will usually last 7-10 days. This will vary depending on daily usage and the amount of power required by the hearing aid. Powerful hearing aids will drain the batteries faster.
Q: Are there rechargeable batteries/hearing aids?
A: Rechargeable options are available; the audiologist will provide all the necessary information required to make an informed decision.
Q: Can my ears become accustomed to loud noise?
A: No. Even if you think you can tune out loud sounds, you could be damaging your ears every day without knowing it. Noise-induced hearing loss is usually gradual and painless but, unfortunately, permanent. Once destroyed, the hearing nerve and its sensory nerve cells cannot be repaired.