Should I put my hearing aids into my drying unit year-round?

December 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

A desiccant, or drying unit, is a great way to keep moisture from damaging the internal components of your hearing aids. Whether you use a Dri Aid jar or a Dry and Store unit, you should place your hearing aids into the drying unit every night. Some people think this maintenance is needed only during […]

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Do hearing aids fix hearing loss the way eyeglasses correct vision problems?

November 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

There are differences between hearing and vision that make the comparison between hearing aids and eyeglasses like “comparing apples and oranges”.

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Are hearing aids tax deductible?

October 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

Yes! The cost of hearing aids is deductible as a medical expense on your federal income taxes.

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How will I pay for my new hearing aids?

September 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

We accept insurance, cash, personal or bank check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit cards, and debit cards. We also offer flexible financing to qualified applicants.

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Do digital hearing aids have volume controls?

August 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

With some of the newest instruments, you can even adjust volume on your hearing aids through an app on your smartphone!

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What happens if I lose my hearing aid?

July 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

If you can’t find your hearing aid after a thorough search of your house, car and pet hiding places (dogs love to eat hearing aids and cats love to hide them!), contact your audiologist for advice.

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When is it time to get new hearing aids?

June 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

With good care and routine maintenance, most hearing aids last about five years. However, your decision to get new devices will depend on more than its age.

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How can I better hear the dialogue in movie theaters?

May 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

I stopped going to the movies because I have trouble understanding the dialogue. How can I join my friends at the theater and enjoy a movie?

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Does Medicare pay for hearing aids?

April 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

Although several bills have been filed to mandate financial coverage for hearing aids through Medicare, the answer remains “No”.

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Can surgery restore my hearing?

March 1, 2018 • Ask the Audiologists, Newsletter

For adults with hearing loss, only about 5% can be treated with ear surgery. However, surgical procedures are available, depending on the type and degree of hearing loss. Although Audiologists are not medical doctors, we are trained to provide a thorough diagnostic hearing evaluation. Based on the test results, we will advise you of your […]

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