FAQ - The Hearing Aid Place

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A: We are in network and accept insurances from nearly all, if not all, major carriers. We accept insurance from TruHearing, Nations, Humana, BlueCross BlueShield, and Workers Comp just to name a few.

A: Yes. We provide our patients with free hearing tests and free fittings.

A: We aim to accept most, if not all major insurance carriers. We want to help people get the hearing aids they need at minimal or no cost to them and will work with you to get you what you need.

A: If you are unable to come to our office, we can come to you! We can come to your home or an assisted living facility.

A: The Hearing Aid Place is different from other providers; we are upfront and honest with our pricing. We will not try to sell you something you do not need, and we will work with your insurance company to ensure you are getting everything your benefits allow.

A: Absolutely not. You can get a custom, high quality, comfortable hearing aid most of the time at no cost to you. Don’t be tempted to use a quick fix solution that may not be the best for your overall hearing and health. We work with you and your insurance to ensure you get the exact hearing aid you need. We are here for you throughout the lifetime of your hearing aid.

A: Yes, it most certainly can. If you suffer from hearing loss it can be difficult to understand, follow, or participate in conversation. It can cause you to struggle to track what is being said on TV or on the telephone. You may miss out on the pleasant and relaxing sounds of nature.

A: Yes, the old adage if you don’t use it, you lose it applies to your hearing. If you begin to lose your hearing and do not seek support with a hearing test and possible hearing aid, you can lose more hearing ability. Getting properly fitted with the appropriate hearing aid will help keep your hearing stable. Hearing loss can affect your ability to enjoy life and work.

A: Since hearing loss can happen gradually, you might not even notice you’re losing your hearing. Most people do not have any pain associated with their hearing loss, but you might notice you:

  • Often ask people to repeat themselves
  • Have trouble following a conversation or think that people are mumbling (on the telephone or at a restaurant.)
  • Have trouble hearing certain pitched sounds such as birds singing.
  • Have to turn up the volume on the radio or the TV.
  • Are experiencing ringing in the ears, an earache, a fluid sensation, or pressure inside of your ear.
  • Are having balance problems or dizziness.

A: Loud noises and long-term noise exposure can cause hearing loss. Hearing loss caused by loud noises is typically sudden and short term. Farmers, construction workers, musicians, and military members are at risk for long term noise exposure hearing loss. Occupational hearing loss is a top work-related illness in the United States. Other risk factors raise your likelihood of hearing loss. These include:

  • Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and strokes
  • Congenital conditions like cytomegalovirus
  • Ear infections, earwax buildup, or ruptured ear drum
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Damage and/or trauma from an accident or injury – even something as simple as inserting a cotton swab too far into the ear
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Medications to treat cancer, heart disease, and infections
  • Tumors

A: Did you know that you can have hearing loss in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral)? The type depends on where the damage occurs within the hearing systems. Common types of hearing loss include:

  1. Conductive: Something is blocking sounds from passing through the outer ear or middle ear. The block may be an ear infection, earwax, or fluid in the ear. Noises may sound muffled and softer sounds may be hard to hear. Medicine or surgery typically helps with this type of hearing loss.
  2. Sensorineural: This type of hearing loss affects the inner ear or auditory nerve. This is typically caused by loud noises, diseases, or the aging process. Sensorineural hearing loss is often permanent and hearing aids can help.
  3. Mixed: Sometimes people have both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. This could be due to a head injury, infection, or inherited condition. You may need treatment for both types of hearing loss.

A: According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than 1 in 10 Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It is the most common sensory disorder.

A: Someone with hearing loss can still hear sounds well enough to participate in conversations and they can improve their hearing ability through hearing aids or other treatments. Someone who is deaf can’t hear at all or can only hear very little. Hearing aids and devices do not help.

A: There are several different types of hearing aids that range from helping with mild hearing loss to profound hearing loss. We can help determine which hearing aid is right for your needs.

A: Make sure you are using cleaning agents approved for use with the medical grade components of a hearing aid. Use a soft cloth to clean components and avoid using straight alcohol or caustic agents.

A: The major brands of hearing aids we carry offer a variety of accessories with their hearing aids. This includes remote controls, charging cases, microphones, TV streaming devices, and more. You can find a full list of accessories we carry on our website.

Call The Hearing Aid Place to schedule an appointment today: 304-439-2700