We can answer any of your hearing related questions.
We understand hearing loss can feel confusing and overwhelming. That’s why at Life Sounds Audiology, we are here to offer our support and knowledge about hearing loss and hearing aids. We want you to feel comfortable with your hearing aids and to feel knowledgeable about your hearing loss. Below we’ve gathered some common questions our patients ask us. If you don’t see your question below, please call us and we’ll be happy to help.
Commonly Asked Questions
At Life Sounds Audiology, we don’t pressure our patients to upgrade their hearing aids just because a certain amount of time has passed. We only encourage our patients to buy new hearing aids when we believe the new technology would improve their listening experience. Hearing aids can last for many years and we believe you should keep your devices as long as they are providing you with the hearing you need.
Treating hearing loss early is the best way to ensure you do not lose important sounds. Your hearing may worsen whether or not you get hearing aids; however, the longer you go without hearing certain sounds, the longer your brain goes without getting the stimulation it needs. This means you may lose speech discrimination and other sounds.
We have an insurance specialist who will answer all of your insurance and benefit questions. We recommend calling our insurance specialist first before calling your insurance provider. Often times we can find better benefits for you and know how to maximize your coverage. If you have any questions about your hearing benefits or how you can afford hearing aids, call us today!
Although it is not necessary, we encourage you to bring a friend or family member with you to your first appointment. Having a familiar face with you can make you feel more comfortable and they can help you remember information or take notes. They can also provide us additional information about your hearing loss and what type of sounds you are having trouble hearing.
Hearing aids will greatly improve your ability to hear and process sounds, but they won’t restore your hearing back to what it was before you had hearing loss. Hearing aids are advanced mini computers designed to provide clarity as well give exceptional sound quality. Untreated hearing loss has been associated with increased cognitive decline, depression, and even dementia.
We offer a 45-day trial on all hearing aids. This gives you the opportunity to try the hearing aids and see how they feel in your ears as well as how they perform for you. If you decide you don’t like your hearing aids or they aren’t a good fit for you then you can bring them back to our office. We will be happy to work with you to find a pair of devices that are a good fit for your individual hearing needs.