How is your hearing range, really? This simple quiz can help get you started on your path to understanding your hearing health.
1. Do you have difficulty understanding the other person on the telephone?
2. Does it seem like most people around you are mumbling?
3. Is it difficult to understand one person's speech while there is background noise?
4. Do you find it difficult to understand the dialogue on TV unless you turn the volume up high?
5. Do you often need to ask others to repeat themselves?YES NO
Click a question below to learn more about hearing aids.Q. How much are hearing aids?
A. Well, you get what you pay for. On average, people spend $4,000 - $5,000 on middle of the road hearing aids. We try to save our patients thousands of dollars. Our prices for entry level hearing devices start at just $499.00. These are full digital and work like any other hearing aid. The best deal on our hearing aids is not just the price, but the fact that you'll be very satisfied by how well they work and our follow up and service.
A. During our initial visit you will be able to see how comfortable our hearing aids are and how great they work firsthand. This is just one of many reasons we have no short supply of video testimonials from our patients. Our goal is to make them so comfortable, you won't even know you are wearing hearing aids. You'll only notice the incredible feeling of knowing you won't miss a thing anymore.
A. We offer a whole line of invisible hearing aids. No need to advertise your hearing loss.
A. Our evaluation takes only 20 - 30 minutes. You will then have a complete and full understanding of your hearing results.
A. We fit all the major manufacturers of hearing aids and have access to many others.
A. There is no vitamin cure for hearing loss. When the hairs in the cochlea shrink or die off, they're done.
Forget what you think you know; discover the truth to common hearing myths below.
MYTH: “Hearing aids are only for old people."
FACT: Hearing loss affects people of all ages. It is most common in the older population, but the noisy world we live in today has unfortunately caused hearing loss in many young adults.
MYTH: “I don't want anyone to see my hearing aids, they make me look disabled."
FACT: Truthfully, "the hearing loss is more noticeable than the hearing aid". Most hearing impaired people tend to withdraw from social situations or quietly nod their head and smile when they can't understand the conversation. Today's small, discrete hearing aids can dramatically improve every day functioning and lead to a fuller social life.
MYTH: “My friend's hearing aids are in the drawer. They never worked for him."
FACT: All hearing losses are different and so are different hearing aids. What works for one person may not work for another. With proper testing and evaluation, finding the right hearing aid is not difficult. Adjusting to hearing instruments requires a positive attitude as well as a little time and patience.
MYTH: “Hearing aid batteries need to be changed all the time and it's really hard to do."
FACT: Most hearing aids need a battery changed approximately every 5 to 7 days. It is very simple and many hearing aids now have rechargeable options.
MYTH: “I don't have a hearing problem, people today just don't speak clearly."
FACT: Hearing loss often affects certain sounds, making it hard to discriminate speech. Hearing aids can be programmed to only amplify those sounds, making it easier to understand conversation.
MYTH: “I do not want to become dependent on hearing aids."
FACT: People fear that starting to wear hearing aids "TOO SOON" will cause them to become dependent on the aids or even worsen their hearing. In fact, putting off the decision to be fitted will lessen their ability to be helped, significantly.