For many people, hearing loss seems like a mystery. There can be a lot of misinformation out there and we place a high importance on educating our patients. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about hearing loss:

What causes hearing loss?

Hearing loss can result from a variety of causes, including illness, trauma, noise induction, or genetics. For some patients, the cause of their loss remains a mystery. What is known, however, is that many patients can benefit from the use of hearing aids to enhance their hearing ability and re-engage with those they love.

Will both of my ears require hearing aids?

If you have hearing loss in one ear, the odds are good that you’ll need hearing aids for both. Our auditory system is set up to receive and process sound from both ears. This includes volume, localization, noise suppression, and directionality.

How large are hearing aids?

Hearing devices are sleek and inconspicuous. In fact, some styles are practically invisible to the naked eye.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Most hearing aids cost between $1,300 and $3,400 per device. Many insurance companies do not cover the cost of hearing aids, however most people pay out of pocket or use funds from a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA).

Thankfully, we also offer a hearing aid rental program that allows you to use high quality hearing aids for a reasonable monthly cost. The program provides additional peace of mind because all repairs, batteries, and office visits are included.

Why should I choose Midwest Audiology Center instead of a “big box” store?

Hearing loss is not a “one size fits all” condition, so the solution to restore better hearing shouldn’t be either. If your hearing aids are not prescribed correctly or fitted well, they can actually end up damaging your hearing. An audiologist should always be involved in the process, as they are medically trained professionals who have the experience and knowledge to meet your hearing needs. While the hearing aids at other offices might be cheaper, it’s an instance of truly getting what you pay for.

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How long will it take to receive my hearing aids?

The time it takes to receive your hearing device often depends on the style of hearing device you’re being fitted with. Styles that don’t require a custom ear mold – like behind-the-ear (BTE) devices – can go home with you the day of your appointment.

What should I do if my hearing device is working incorrectly?

Bring it to us! We can service all models of hearing devices with a quick turnaround time.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.


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