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What is an Audiologist?

Audiologists are health-care professionals who specialize in evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders. An Audiologist is…

How do I know if I have hearing loss?

Hearing loss affects most people as they age. Hearing loss can be due to the aging process, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, infections, head or ear trauma,...

Type and Degree of Hearing Loss

Results of the audiometric evaluation are plotted on a chart called an audiogram. Loudness is plotted from top to bottom. Frequency, from low to high, is plotted from left to…

Types of Hearing Devices

There are many styles of hearing devices. The degree of hearing loss, power and options required, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors and cosmetic concerns are some of the…

What is Included in the Cost of a Hearing Aid?

We understand hearing devices are an investment. The price of a hearing device typically includes the device,  the cost of the device consultation, fitting time (including…

Why do hearing aids cost so much?

Hearing aid pricing includes the cost of the device itself as well as the services from the professional. Much of the cost in manufacturing hearing aids is from the research…

Why are Some Hearing Aids cheaper online?

When purchased through an Audiologist, services such as follow-up care, programming/ adjustments, cleanings and supplies are covered within the cost of the aid. When purchasing…

Are hearing aids covered by insurance?

Recent data has shown about 40% of individuals in the United States have some form of third party benefit that helps pay for hearing aids. Check with your insurance provider to…

When my insurance does have a benefit, what does that mean?

If you find out your insurance does offer a benefit, it’s a good idea to find out if the benefit is an actual dollar amount or percentage, or if the benefit is a discount…

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD's)

ALD’s can increase the loudness of desired sounds, such as radio, television, or a public speaker, without increasing the loudness of the background noises.

Prevalence of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a term for the perception of sound when no external sound is present. It is often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” although some people hear hissing,...

Cause of Tinnitus

Tinnitus may originate from various lesions and from different sites. The auditory system involves highly complicated inner ear structures, many afferent and efferent nerve…

What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?

Auditory Processing (also called Central Auditory Processing) refers to the means by which we make sense of what we hear. Auditory Processing Disorder  (APD) is a term for…

Taking an Impression of the Ear

All custom made hearing aids, earmolds, hearing protection, music monitors, etc. are made from a “cast” of the ear. The cast is referred to as an ear impression. The…

Hearing Aids and Bluetooth Technology

Hearing aids have been known for helping many people hear better but did you know that the software technology boom in the past few years has made a an important impact on how…

Hearing loss and your family

Suffering from hearing loss can impact every aspect of your life. It makes it more difficult to enjoy simple things like watching television and spending quality time with your…

Tinnitus

If you have ever been exposed to an extremely loud sound (A gun shot or rock concert, etc.), you have likely noticed your ears ringing when you find yourself back in a quiet…