FAQs

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Hearing FAQs

Signature Hearing and Balance is happy to answer any of your hearing questions. Below we’ve gathered some common questions our patients ask us. If you don’t see an answer for something you are concerned about then please call us today. We want you to experience better hearing and we can help you with hearing aids.

Hearing Aid FAQs

If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers hearing aids or not, then we can call them for you. When you call to set up your first appointment we will take your insurance information over the phone. We will then contact your provider and see what coverage they offer and we’ll let you know what coverage you have before you come in for your appointment. You can also call the phone number on the back of your insurance card if you would like to know before making an appointment.
It is important to remember that hearing aids won’t correct your hearing, but they will improve it greatly. If you currently have a hard time understanding conversations and can’t seem to hear well, then hearing aids will make it so you can understand the people you love. You’ll be able to hear better and to participate fully in the conversation. Some hearing aids are even equipped to distinguish between background noise and the person you are talking to, providing you with optimal sound and clarity.
In order to get the most out of your devices it is important to clean them every time you take them out of your ears. Keeping your hearing aids clean will prevent earwax from becoming impacted and blocking the speaker. For optimal performance it is important to bring your hearing aids in every six months to be professionally deep cleaned by our audiologist.

Commonly Asked Questions

Hearing loss can be caused by many factors. The most common cause of hearing loss is age. Depending on your genetics, your hearing can deteriorate naturally as part of the aging process. Some other causes of hearing loss include prolonged exposure to loud noise, toxic medications, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Regardless of how you think your hearing loss developed it’s important to have a hearing test to ensure you overall health.
When you think of hearing aids you might imagine the devices your parents or grandparents wore. Hearing aids use to be big and bulky. Today’s hearing aids are sleek, and designed to be nearly invisible. With a wide range to choose from, including behind-the-ear and in-the-canal options, no one will even notice you are wearing hearing aids.
The best way to prevent hearing loss is to have your hearing evaluated annually. Just like you go to the dentist or optometrist every year, you should be getting your hearing checked that often as well. If you already have hearing loss, it’s important for you to wear your hearing aids. By wearing your hearing aids you will prevent your hearing loss from getting worse and your brain losing its cognitive abilities.
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