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Hearing loss and hearing aids can be overwhelming. We understand you want to be educated on all your options before committing to hearing aids. We will help you feel knowledgeable about all your options and your hearing health. We’ve gathered some common questions our patients often ask us. If you have any further questions or just want to talk to us, then please call us today.

Commonly Asked Questions

Big box stores such as Costco are not going to provide you with the same level of expertise and care as Hearing Aid Lab would. When you go to Costco to purchase hearing aids you will be in a very fast paced environment and won’t get the in-depth analysis on your actual hearing loss that you need. When you come to Hearing Aid Lab you’ll receive information on your hearing loss as well as our dedicated time and attention.
Hearing aids typically last for 5-7 years. If properly cared for and cleaned they can last for longer. However, hearing aid manufacturers usually release new technology and updates to their hearing aids every 3 years. Patients like to upgrade their hearing aids sooner so they can experience the new technology and continue to enjoy better hearing.
It’s important to wear your hearing aids as often as possible so you can adjust to them being in your ears and to hearing sounds again. It takes time and commitment to fully adjust to hearing aids so it is important to remember that it won’t happen overnight. Also be sure to come in for your follow-up appointments so we can ensure your hearing aids are properly programmed and working optimally for you.
Although hearing aids won’t cure your hearing loss, they will significantly improve your hearing ability. Hearing aids will allow you to hear sounds you haven’t heard in years, and they have a discreet appearance so no one will even notice you’re wearing them.
Just you like you have your teeth cleaned every year, you should be getting your hearing checked annually as well. Our hearing is related to our brain so in order to keep a healthy brain you must have healthy hearing. Along with annual hearing evaluations you should also take care to not expose yourself to loud noises for a long period of time and to wear hearing protection if you will be around loud noises. Be proactive about your hearing health so you can hear well for the years to come.
Most people with hearing loss can still hear sounds, they just lack the clarity to understand what people are saying. Depending on your type and severity of hearing loss, the frequency can be different, making it difficult for you to understand higher pitched voices or certain syllables. If you can hear some sounds but have a hard time understanding what is being said then you may have hearing loss and should make an appointment with us right away.
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