5 Things You Should Know About Hearing
Q. “I don’t need hearing aids. Hearing aids are for old people, who don’t mind the way they look and the buzzing noise they make.”
A. Did you know that over 40 million people have hearing loss? Hearing loss is now the third most prevalent chronic health concern among adults in the US. If you have difficulty following along with a conversation in loud environments or asking people to repeat themselves, it might be a good time to have a hearing evaluation. It’s the best way to get a baseline and see if you have any hearing loss. Today’s hearing aids are very discreet, intuitive and natural sounding. Most of our patients tell us people don’t even know they are wearing them!
Q. “Hearing loss is genetic, I’m really not worried about it.”
A. This is partially true. Some hearing loss is inherited; however, we live in a noisy world and the most common hearing loss is noise induced. Noise induced hearing loss is 100% preventable. A key indicator is if it’s too loud to hear someone’s voice, then hearing protection should be used. We have a variety of ear plugs for musicians, concert goers, hunters and everyday use. They are easy to use, portable and effective. We want everyone to love what they hear, so protect your ears!
Q. “Hearing aids seem very expensive. How do I make the right choice?”
A. Our team is trained in dispensing the most advanced hearing aid technology. Many insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost and many employers offer a benefit. We can help you find the solution that suits your needs and fits your budget.
A. Audiologists specialize in hearing care, and the inner ear is home to the hearing and balance centers, or the vestibular system. Our practice is certified by the American Institute of Balance as a center for specialty care and we are now able to serve the comprehensive hearing and vestibular needs of the greater Rochester area.
Q. “What makes Hart Hearing & Balance Centers different from other audiologists?”
A. Our goal with every patient is to find the best solution for their needs, their hearing loss, their lifestyle and their budget. Once we’ve done a complete evaluation, we will provide our recommendations. If the result is being fit for hearing aids, we’ll let you take them for a test-drive to be sure they are right for you. We want to get you started on the path to better hearing.