Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DO SOME HEARING AIDS COST MORE THAN OTHERS?
In general, the cost of a hearing aid works like the cost of a car – the more it can do, the more you invest. Generally, noise reduction capabilities increase as the cost rises. We will work with you to find the best hearing aids for your listening needs, lifestyle, and budget.
WHICH HEARING AIDS WORK BEST?
Hearing aids are made by many different companies and come in many different styles. In general, you want to be sure you’re getting a hearing aid from one of the major manufacturers: Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Signia, Starkey, Widex. These companies are the best available and provide the best products for patients. Additionally, there are many different styles of hearing aids. We will work with you to determine which one will fit your hearing and lifestyle the best.
CAN HEARING AIDS COMMUNICATE WITH MY TELEPHONE?
Yes! There are many hearing aids available today that can stream a phone call directly to your ears. Some require an intermediary device while others can stream directly from the phone to your hearing aids.
I REMEMBER MY PARENTS HEARING AIDS SQUEALING A LOT. DOES THAT STILL HAPPEN TODAY?
The squeal that occurs with hearing aids is called feedback. It happens when sound slips out of the ear and is re-amplified by a hearing aid. As long as your hearing aids are properly sealing your ear, you shouldn’t have any squeals occur.