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HEARING AID INFO

In the market today you have literally have hundreds of choices. Allow the specialist at Carlisle Hearing Center to help you choice the best hearing instrument for you.

  • Your Carlisle Hearing Center Hearing Instrument Specialist can help guide you through the process of matching you to your new Hearing Instrument. Together we can help you gain clarity in the most difficult of situations.
  • Let us customize the Ultimate Hearing Experience for you. Come in and see the magic that happens when you see the Carlisle Hearing Center Specialist.

Don’t wait! Early treatment is the most effective treatment.

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Choosing Hearing Aids

How Hearing Aids Work

Hearing aids use small microphones to collect sounds. A computer chip then converts the incoming sound, analyzes it and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss. Then you hear the audio signals through miniature speakers in your ears. Which hearing aid is right for you? It depends on the severity of your hearing loss, the environments where you want to hear better, how active you want to be and which technology you are comfortable with.

Hearing Evaluation

At the time of your hearing evaluation, we will take a case history to determine the type of hearing problem that you have. We’ll ask you questions about the onset of your hearing loss, and whether you are experiencing tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and/or dizziness.

Based on the results of the hearing test and the answers to these questions, our highly trained hearing experts may make a referral to a medical doctor for an examination and possible treatment. If the testing reveals a sensori-neural hearing loss, we may recommend hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Fitting

During the hearing aid fitting, we program the device to meet your specific needs. We’ll give you instructions on how to put the hearing aids in your ears and remove them, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. We’ll also review with you the function of your hearing aids as it relates to your lifestyle, and how to get the most benefit from wearing your hearing aids.

Digital Hearing Aids: 21st Century Solutions

If you plan to only use your hearing aids at home, the more basic units may suffice. On the other hand, if you want to enhance your hearing at home, in the car, at the supermarket, at restaurants, and at the concerts and football games you attend — in other words, across a wide variety of listening environments, then you’ll want a more full-featured advanced digital hearing aid.

Of course the more you use your hearing aids, the more they will help you, the more you’ll be engaged with your friends and family and the more you’ll get out of life.

Which Brands Are Best?

We’ve spent the last decade or longer selecting the few hearing aid manufacturers that we know from experience are the cream of the crop.

Why do we only carry the best? Because we want to help you truly get more out of life. Call us to get a free demo and find out which individual hearing aid type and brand is right for you.

The longer you live with hearing loss, the more difficult it is to adjust to hearing aids. Call us today and get on your way to better hearing!

Why wait , You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

What Determines the Cost of Hearing Aids?

Cost is determined by features and function. The more features you want and the higher level of performance you’d like, the more you’ll pay. Almost-invisible hearing aids that work well across a broad spectrum of listening environments and are designed for someone with an active lifestyle are likely to be more costly (and work better) than cheap imitations.

Like any other technology, your hearing aid price depends on which features you choose and, more importantly, what your hearing healthcare professional recommends for you. The more features you receive, the more the hearing aids will cost.

For example, if you live a very active lifestyle, we may recommend dual microphones to help you hear better in noisy environments. Our patients are typically very satisfied with this feature.

Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are generally not covered by health insurance companies, with some exceptions. For eligible children and young adults ages 21 and under, Medicaid will pay for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, including hearing aids, under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service. Also, children may be covered by their state’s early intervention program or State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Medicare does not cover hearing aids for adults; however, diagnostic evaluations are covered if they are ordered by a physician to assist in developing a treatment plan. Since Medicare has declared the bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) a prosthetic device and not a hearing aid, Medicare will cover the BAHA if other coverage policies are met.

Some nonprofit organizations provide financial assistance for hearing aids, while others may help provide used or refurbished aids.

Questions to Ask Before You Buy

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