Frequently Asked Questions

Hearing Aid Questions

Wearing a hearing aid

Q. What can I expect from hearings aids?

Hearing aids improve your ability to hear and understand speech and sounds. Many users require a short adjustment period though, especially if they’ve been living with hearing loss for a long period of time. It takes time to get used to hearing new sounds, but it pays off when you’re able to hear the world around you again.

Q. Can I afford a hearing aid?

We work with many insurance companies and can help you receive the treatment and care you deserve. No matter your situation, we do our best to find a payment option that works for you.

Q. Aren’t hearing aids a sign of old age?

Hearing loss affects people of all ages. In fact, recent studies have shown that hearing loss is becoming more common in younger individuals. That means that hearing aids aren’t a sign of old age; they’re a sign of proactively seeking treatment for a common medical condition.


On couch with TV and hearing aid

 

Hearing Loss Questions

Hereditary hearing loss

What causes hearing loss?

Noise is the most prevalent cause of hearing loss, but there are other causes, including:

Q. How common is hearing loss?

Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss. That’s one in ten! There’s no reason to be embarrassed of your hearing loss; it’s quite common and can be addressed with the aid of an audiologist.

Q. What’s the difference between audiologists, ENTs and Hearing Aid Dispensers?

Ear, Nose and Throat doctors (ENTs) can treat hearing conditions, but their focus is divided between the three areas they cover. Hearing aid dispensers can prescribe and fit hearing aids, but their knowledge of audiology is limited to that technology.

Audiologists are focused completely on hearing, have more training and knowledge of the hearing process than dispensers, and offer comprehensive treatment for hearing loss.

As the only audiology practice in the area, we’re uniquely qualified to treat your hearing loss. Schedule a hearing evaluation today and let us help you hear what you’ve been missing.

Living With Hearing Loss

Senior woman with hearing loss

Q. Can I live with hearing loss?

It is possible to live with hearing loss, but doing so puts other aspects of your health at risk. Hearing loss increases your chances of heart and kidney disease, dementia and depression. Also, living with hearing loss makes communication with friends and family difficult, leading to a decrease in your overall quality of life.

Q. Is it possible to have hearing loss and not know it?

Yes. Because of the gradual nature of hearing loss, many individuals don’t realize that they have it. Schedule a hearing evaluation to see if you’re hearing all you’re meant to.

Q. How does hearing loss affect individuals?

While hearing loss varies from person to person, most people experience similar symptoms. Many feel isolated from their surroundings, friends, and family. Some avoid conversations and public events because of their problem. Others react with denial or frustration.

We understand the effects of hearing loss, and we’re here to help. With the proper treatment and care, we can alleviate the symptoms.


"Your hearing is as unique as a snowflake; so your treatment must be, as well."
~ Dr. Paula Liebeskind, founder of A. Bel Audiology Associates

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