If I have tried hearing aids in the past, and they did not help, can I be a successful hearing aid user?
New hearing aid ideas and technologies are continuously being developed. Perhaps one of these new advancements can improve difficulties you have had in the past to make you a successful hearing aid user.
- Will my insurance and or medicare pay for hearing aids?
A few insurance companies (e.g. Cigna with Fed Ex, Navistar) will cover a portion of the cost of hearing aids. Medicare does not cover the cost of hearing aids.
- Should I use one or two hearing aids?
After reviewing your hearing test results and discussing your communication needs with you, an audiologist can make a recommendation for one or two hearing aids.
Typically, if an individual has a hearing loss that is similar in both ears, it is recommended that he/she get hearing aids for both ears. There are definite benefits to using two hearing aids:
*They help you locate the directions from which sounds are coming.
*They allow both of your ears to work together to decipher words for understanding.
*Studies have proven that if one ear is aided and the other is not aided, the understanding of words in the unaided ear may begin to degrade.
However, we understand that there are several considerations to make when ordering hearing aids such as lifestyle, dexterity, and cost of hearing aids that may affect this decision.
- Are hearing aids expensive?
The cost of hearing aids varies depending on the style/size of hearing aid and the technology that you choose to purchase. An audiologist can make recommendations for you, but ultimately, you decide the details of your hearing aid purchase.
Since our office provides a risk-free trial period, you are given the opportunity to decide for yourself whether hearing aids are worth the price. That is, do they improve your quality of life?