Hearing is one of our most special privileges as human beings. But no matter the reason, a loss of hearing is devastating. Whether you’re the person pondering the need of a hearing aid, or the person in charge of helping someone find a solution, hearing aids seem to always be a source of angst. At ENT Specialty Care, we can help you understand how painless it can be to reinstate hearing, and in turn, reengage in communication with friends, family, and others around you.
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What if I need a hearing aid?
Your Audiologist will discuss the type of hearing aid technology that is most appropriate for you, as well as the style (appearance) of the hearing aid. In most cases, your Audiologist will recommend using two hearing aids, as this will enable you to maximize your hearing potential. Use of two hearing aids assists in localization of sound, as well as providing a more “balanced” and natural sound quality.
How much do hearing aids cost?
Depending on the technology and style, the cost for one hearing aid ranges from approximately $900 to $4000. Your Audiologist will guide you in the selection of a hearing aid that is appropriate for your hearing loss and hearing needs.
Does it take a long time to get used to hearing aids?
Research has shown that it can take up to 2 years to fully realize the benefits of hearing aid use. Over time, your brain becomes used to listening to sound through the filter of a hearing loss. When hearing aid use begins, the brain takes time to re-learn what the sounds mean and how to use them. You should notice some improvement right away, with gradual improvement over time.
What are my responsibilities as a hearing aid user?
Especially in the initial stages, establishing good communication with your Audiologist is key. If there is a problem, let your Audiologist know right away so that it can be resolved promptly. Also, don’t be shy about asking questions if you don’t understand the use or care of the hearing aid.
It’s also helpful in the first few weeks of use to keep a diary of how you function with the hearing aid in certain situations. This will help your Audiologist in adjusting and fine tuning the hearing aids.
Most importantly, return for annual hearing evaluations and hearing aid checks. If a problem develops it can then be addressed quickly.
Rest assured, our skilled ENT specialists will take good care of you before, during, and after any surgical procedure you may need. If you have any questions, please call your clinic location or visit our online collection of Patient Resources for more information on Hearing Aids.
My daughter Vanessa can finally speak and hear because of Dr. Berman! I would recommend anyone with children who are concerned about their child’s hearing or speech delay to go see him. Not only is he a great Physician, he is also great with kids which makes the visit go a lot smoother.”Nina R.
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