My hearing is getting worse. If I get hearing aids now, won’t I just have to replace them later?

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With advanced digital technology, we are able to adjust the hearing aids when changes in your hearing occur. Rarely would we need to change a hearing aid due to changes in hearing. On average, people upgrade their hearing aids every 4-5 years, usually to take [...]

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Are hearing aids difficult to wear or get used to?

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Today’s advanced hearing aids offer a variety of discreet and comfortable options. Award-winning designs have proven to be aesthetically appealing, naturally comfortable, and virtually unnoticeable. American Hearing & Audiology can provide great acoustical performance that is completely discreet.

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A doctor told me hearing aids wouldn’t help. Should I trust him or her?

2022-02-24T16:25:59-05:00February 24, 2022||

When someone states that you cannot be helped, get a second opinion! Most physicians are not experts in hearing science and treatments. It’s acceptable to seek the expert advice of a hearing care professional like an audiologist and obtain a second opinion. Breakthrough technological advances [...]

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I struggle with hearing in groups. Will hearing instruments help me follow conversation in a crowd?

2022-02-24T16:25:45-05:00February 24, 2022||

Yes, you will hear better by allowing your brain to receive more speech information. The digital advancements in hearing aids allow for selective reduction of frequencies where competing signals exists without negatively affecting the speech frequencies. Premium and advanced hearing aids can also automatically adjust [...]

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Do I have to wear an instrument in both ears or can I get by with one?

2022-02-24T16:25:32-05:00February 24, 2022||

Generally two-ear assistance is superior to that of a single instrument. Even in instances where hearing loss between the ears differ, two hearing aids can provide balanced hearing , improved understanding of speech in noise or when there is more than one person speaking and [...]

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Do I need any follow-up care after getting hearing aids?

2022-02-24T16:25:14-05:00February 24, 2022||

Follow-up care is the most important aspect of any hearing aid fitting. Hearing aids require a period of re-training your hearing. Follow-up visits are always part of your treatment plan. Periodic adjustments may be needed to optimize performance as characteristics of your loss change over [...]

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What is a digital hearing aid?

2022-02-24T16:24:58-05:00February 24, 2022||

Digital hearing aids convert sound waves into a desired response based on your degree of hearing impairment. It is able to automatically adjust the incoming sound making soft sounds louder and loud sounds softer. This allows you to remain comfortable with the response of your [...]

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How do I care for my hearing aids?

2022-02-24T16:24:43-05:00February 24, 2022||

The following tips will extend the life of your hearing aid: 1) Clean hearing aids as instructed. Wax buildup can damage your hearing aid. 2) Avoid hairspray and other hair products while wearing your hearing aids. 3) Power off hearing aids when not in use, [...]

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Does insurance cover the cost of hearing aids?

2022-02-24T16:24:12-05:00February 24, 2022||

Most insurance covers the cost of the hearing evaluation. Some medical insurance plans provide coverage for a portion of the expense for hearing aids. Generally, you pay something out-of-pocket for better hearing. Our helpful staff can assist you with discovering if, and to what amount [...]

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Which type of hearing aid works best?

2022-02-24T16:23:58-05:00February 24, 2022||

Hearing aids come in many sizes and styles and are packaged according to performance capabilities. Your individual hearing loss, listening environments, options needed, cosmetic concerns, manual dexterity, and budget factor in finding the best individual solution. American Hearing & Audiology will take the time to [...]

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