We are committed to educating our patients about their hearing health.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a lot to know about hearing and hearing aids. Hopefully, we can answer some of your questions below. If you don’t see your question answered, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you anyway we can.
Hearing aids are not inexpensive. However, we do not want that to be the reason that someone does not get the care they deserve. When it comes to hearing aids, there is a price range that is dependent upon the level of technology. We will work closely with you to determine which hearing aids will be most appropriate while being mindful of your budget.
- Do you require repetition?
- Do you feel like people mumble?
- Do you like the television louder than others find comfortable?
- Are your family/friends telling you they are concerned?
- Do you have a hard time hearing when there is background noise present (such as in a restaurant)?
One of the major risks associated with untreated hearing loss is that the ability to understand information becomes more difficult. Once this has changed, it is much more difficult to get back. The other major risk is that when you can no longer enjoy the conversation you may not participate in the conversation. Your hearing health can greatly impact your overall health. Studies have proven that there is a link between untreated hearing loss and dementia.
We work with patients of all ages from a few months old to 100+. No matter your age, we can help you – or your child – with hearing loss.
For most people, the short answer is yes. Our brain is designed to gather information from both ears. Patients tend to perform best with binaural amplification. In addition, today’s hearing aids are designed to work together. By only wearing one hearing aid, you lose access to some of the advanced features that help you to hear better in noisy environments.
By law, the State of Connecticut requires that patients receive a 30-day trial period. During this time, we will work closely with you to ensure that your needs are met and that you are comfortable with the hearing aids. If you are still dissatisfied, you have the option to return the hearing aids.
We are pleased to debunk some common hearing myths below. Contact us if you’d like to learn more about any particular hearing subject.
Truth: Hearing loss does not only affect “old” people. It can affect anyone of any age, even children can have hearing loss! Just as some people need glasses to see better, some people need hearing aids to hear better, no matter their age.
Truth: On the contrary, hearing aids may draw less attention to you. Hearing aids today are practically invisible and very discreet. Asking people to repeat themselves or saying “what” draws more attention than wearing hearing aids.
Truth: Hearing aids of the past may have whistled or given annoying feedback, but today’s hearing aids do not whistle. If there is a whistling problem, then bring your hearing aids into us and we can fix that.
Truth: Hearing aids work to filter out unnecessary sounds, such as background noise. Unlike a volume control, hearing aids are programmed to meet your individual hearing needs. Today’s hearing aids also feature advanced noise control and automatically adjust to your environments, so you hear what is important.
Adjusting to hearing aid technology can be challenging at first. So, can communicating with someone who may have untreated hearing loss. To help everyone learn to communicate better, regardless of hearing range, we have gathered some tips for both listeners and speakers.
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Southbury, CT 06488