About Hearing Aids

We know that the needs and lifestyles of our patients vary widely and that’s why we offer a vast range of technologies and styles. We’ll always recommend hearing solutions that suit your lifestyle and enhance your experience. Expand on each of the following sections below to learn more about each option.

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What are hearing aids?

Hearing aids are small electronic devices designed to amplify and enhance sound for individuals with hearing loss. They are worn either inside or behind the ear and work by capturing sound from the environment through a microphone, processing it with an amplifier, and then delivering the amplified sound to the ear through a speaker or receiver. 

How do I know whether I am a candidate for hearing aids?

To determine if someone is a candidate for hearing aids, several tests are typically conducted by an audiologist. These may include a hearing evaluation to assess the type and degree of hearing loss, as well as speech recognition testing to determine how well the individual can understand speech. The audiologist may also consider the person’s lifestyle and communication needs, as well as any medical or anatomical factors that could affect the use of hearing aids. Based on the results of these tests, the audiologist can recommend appropriate hearing aids and settings to best meet the individual’s needs.

What are the different types?

There are several types available, including:

1. Behind-the-ear (BTE): This type sits behind the ear and is connected to an earpiece that fits inside the ear canal.

2. In-the-ear (ITE): This type fits entirely inside the ear canal and is custom-molded to the shape of the individual’s ear.

3. Receiver-in-canal (RIC): Similar to a BTE, but in this type the speaker or receiver is located in the ear canal instead of in the main body of the hearing aid.

4. Completely-in-canal (CIC): This type is the smallest and sits entirely inside the ear canal. It is typically custom-molded to the shape of the individual’s ear.

    How do I know which is right for me?

    Which option is best for an individual depends on their specific hearing loss, lifestyle, and communication needs. Our audiologists can help you determine the most appropriate type of hearing aid for each individual.

    Does insurance cover hearing aids?

    Insurance coverage can vary depending on the type of insurance plan and the individual’s specific policy. In some cases, private health insurance plans may cover the cost of hearing aids or offer partial reimbursement. Medicare Part B may cover diagnostic hearing evaluations that are ordered by a physician, but it generally does not cover the cost of hearing aids or fittings.


    Our insurance verification team will verify whether you have insurance benefits towards hearing aids, to ensure that you receive the maximum coverage available to you for your hearing healthcare needs.

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