How do I know if I need a hearing evaluation?
You need a hearing examination if you answered yes to any of the questions on the quick hearing test (Main Page).
Will a hearing aid help my hearing loss?
The only way to know for sure if a hearing aid can help is to have a complete hearing evaluation first. A hearing evaluation is necessary because every individual's hearing is different and the evaluation will tell us if the hearing aid can help and how much it can help.
What if I have a hearing loss but I don't get a hearing aid?
Not getting a hearing aid or even waiting will limit your ability to understand conversation. Once you do decide to start wearing a hearing aid you may not understand everything because the brain will not immediately understand all conversation depending on how long you have had hearing loss. So, waiting to get help will only hurt you in the long run.
What happens during a hearing evaluation?
We perform an ear inspection to determine if you have a wax blockage. We do a pure tone test and bone test where you hear a series of beeps to determine if you have a hearing loss. We determine a comfortable level of volume. Then we do a speech discrimination evaluation to determine if a hearing aid can help you hear and understand conversation.
How long does a hearing evaluation take?
The average hearing evaluation takes about 45 minutes.
What causes hearing loss?
Here are just some of the things that can cause hearing loss: exposure to loud noise over an extended period of time, aging, hereditary, childhood diseases (i.e. measles, mumps, rebella, scarlet fever, ear infections), punctured ear drum, head trauma, stroke, and chemo therapy (radiation).
Do I need one or two hearing aids?
After a complete hearing evaluation, we can determine whether you need 1 or 2 aids. Some people only need 1 and others need 2.
Does a hearing aid really work?
Yes! Each individual is unique in how effective it will be.
How much does a hearing aid cost?
Cost varies depending on the simplicity and technology involved. We have hearing aids that start at $495 and go up from there. We have unbeatable specials and discounts as well so the best thing to do is call and make an appointment to speak to our specialist.
How can I pay for my hearing aid?
We have a variety of way to pay for your hearing aids. We take cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and we have on the spot financing (up to 60 months) too.
Does my insurance cover the cost of a hearing aid?
We work with a number of insurance companies. Your insurance may help depending on your plan. If you're not sure we can help you find out.
Can I return my hearing aid if I'm not satisfied?
Yes. You have a 30 day risk free trial, which means at any time within the first 30 days after you get your hearing aid if you are not satisfied for any reason simply return it for a full refund. Other companies will typically charge you $100 or more per ear to try their hearing aid, but at Family Hearing Care Centers customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities so if you're not satisfied you can return it and get all your money back.
I have heard that people who have tried hearing aids before say that it does not help. Why is this?
Don't listen to what others tell you about their hearing aids because you don't know what level of technology they chose in their hearing aid and you don't know what their ability is to understand conversation with a hearing aid. Some people will understand 100% with a hearing aid and some people will understand less. This is where each person is unique in how much a hearing aid can help them. The best thing to do is try it out for yourself because your hearing and ability to use a hearing aid is probably much different than the person you are talking to.