Get answers to some of the most common questions we hear from our patients below:

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can be caused by various factors including aging, exposure to loud noises, genetics, infections, medications, and underlying medical conditions.

What Are the Signs of Hearing Loss?

Common signs include difficulty understanding speech, frequently asking others to repeat themselves, turning up the volume on electronic devices, and perceiving that others are mumbling.

What Are the Signs of Hearing Loss in Children?

In children, signs of hearing loss may include delayed speech and language development, not responding to sounds, difficulty following directions, and struggling academically.

What Is an Audiologist?

An audiologist is a healthcare professional specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating hearing and balance disorders. Becoming an audiologist requires eight years of higher education, culminating in a doctorate in audiology.

Can I Get Hearing Aids Serviced Here If Purchased Elsewhere?

Yes, we provide servicing for hearing aids purchased elsewhere. Our team is skilled in handling various brands and models.

What Style of Hearing Aid Do I Need?

The appropriate style depends on the severity of your hearing loss, your lifestyle preferences, and aesthetic concerns. Our audiologists will help you select the best option for your needs.

How Is Hearing Loss Diagnosed?

Hearing loss is diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation by an audiologist, which includes a physical examination of the ears, a hearing test, and possibly additional diagnostic assessments.

Is It Okay to Wear My Hearing Aids Only When I Go Out?

While it may seem convenient to wear hearing aids only when going out, wearing them during all waking hours is crucial for your brain health. It keeps your auditory nerve stimulated, which helps maintain active and healthy brain function.

Why should I invest in hearing aids despite negative comments I've heard?

Success with hearing aids depends on many factors including speech understanding, technology level, and the provider you choose. Our audiologists are committed to finding the right fit for your lifestyle and offer a 30-day trial to ensure satisfaction.

Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

The cost of hearing aids includes not just the device but a comprehensive care package that covers all your needs for three years, including follow-up visits, repairs, and insurance.

How Long Do Hearing Aids Last?

Hearing aids typically last about 4 to 5 years. While technology continually advances, it’s not necessary to upgrade yearly. Decisions to repair or replace devices usually occur when they are out of warranty.