Disorders, Devices, and More: Common Questions About Hearing Loss
Patients often have a lot of questions about hearing loss conditions and devices, but our specialists have the answers. In fact, we have compiled a list of the most popular questions asked by hearing loss sufferers and left them on our FAQ page to help customers in their quest for knowledge.
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Does Insurance cover hearing aids?
There are some insurances that provide a partial benefit for hearing aids. However, most insurances do not cover hearing aids. The staff at Hear Again will inform you at your consultation whether your insurance has any hearing aid benefits and/or if we are providers for your insurance.
Do hearing aids help with the ringing in the ears?
Ringing, buzzing or whistling or many various sounds coming from the ear is called tinnitus. The primary function of hearing aids is to improve hearing. However, the amplification provided by the hearing aids can sometimes “mask” the tinnitus. There are also certain hearing aids designed to produce a non repeating tune that helps “mask” tinnitus.
What do hearing aids cost?
The cost of hearing aids varies with the type of technology. Hear Again offers various prices levels for all the different lifestyles, preferences and budgets. Our audiologist or dispenser will help you make an informed decision based upon your personal circumstance.
Should I wear one or two hearing aids?
If the hearing loss is in both ears, in most cases it is best to wear two hearing aids. We have two ears for a reason. Our brains are wired to process sound from both ears. Two hearing aids restore stereophonic hearing, making speech clearer. Sound localization, or the ability to determine the direction of the sound can only be accomplished by using two hearing aids. Finally, the use of two hearing aids prevents the occurrence of auditory deprivation. A condition that occurs when a lack of sound stimulation from the unaided ear causes the brain to lose the ability to process sound information.
Do hearing aids work?
Absolutely! A recent survey determined that 8 out of 10 people are satisfied with their hearing aids. However, hearing aids cannot return your hearing back to normal. Every case is different and some hearing losses are more difficult to treat than others. Many factors including motivation level, severity and type of hearing loss, age on onset, years living with hearing loss can all determine your overall experience. The staff at Hear Again, will review your personal hearing exam and lifestyle to determine which hearing aid best meets your needs. We will also explain and counsel on the realistic expectations of a hearing aid with your particular hearing loss.