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- Full line of hearing aids, specializing in digital hearing aid technologyResound has the best hearing aids in the market to help with tinnitus.
- Assistive listening devices
- Follow-up fine-tuning visit to ensure maximum effort
- Premium batteries and other hearing aid accessories
- Custom ear molds for hearing aids, iPods, and MP3s
- Hearing aid repairs and batteries available for all makes and models
- Hearing aid cleaning services
- Routine maintenance and cleaning
- Rehabilitation Services
- Counseling for hearing loss and tinnitus
Hearing Aid Prices
Hearing assistive technology varies widely in both price and sophistication. We offer hearing aid prices ranging from $499 to over $4000 per instrument. With such a wide range, you may wonder, “Why pay $4000 for a hearing aid when you could get hearing help for only $499?” To get the answers about hearing aid prices, you need to ask a few more questions.
We’re trying to discover the level of power and sophistication the hearing instrument needs to replace what the ear is no longer providing naturally. Compensating for mild, moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss categories requires different levels of power. The most economical hearing aids have limited power and are best suited for a milder loss.
The most economical units function in essentially the same way they did 20 years ago; they make things louder. These instruments do not distinguish between or allow you to adjust amplification by frequency level. To improve speech understanding, however, you need to amplify the specific sounds you have trouble hearing. As the hearing instrument’s sophistication level increases, so can enhance individual frequencies—improving both listening quality and understanding. Still, of course, an increase in functionality requires better technology, which comes with an increase in cost.
Do you NEED to be able to distinguish between many different sounds to be happy? If you lead a relatively calm and quiet lifestyle at home where the sounds you want to hear aren’t competing with a lot of background noise, the answer is probably “No.” If, on the other hand, you lead an active lifestyle that includes gatherings with family and friends, worship, the theater, and the necessity of interacting with peers or clients at work, you need sophisticated hearing aids that can be programmed to precisely compensate for your particular hearing loss.
Most people would love to have the very best technology available (as long as it’s not difficult to use). But you may not have the need or the flexibility in your budget to purchase the best, And that’s OK. There are nearly as many technology options as there are levels of hearing loss. The key is to strike the right balance between hearing aid price and lifestyle needs. We have flexible financing terms and payment programs that can help us arrive at the best solution.
Regardless of the price you pay for your hearing help, you need to know you are getting the best service available and that that service will continue to be available into the future. Still, service agreements can vary by the instrument as well. High-end hearing aids come with better service packages and warranties than do lower-priced devices. When determining the right solution for your hearing needs, make sure to consider that hearing better is a rehabilitative process that takes time and coaching, in addition to technology.
We help people at every level of hearing loss and every price point–and we’re very good at matching up the two. So whether you would qualify for that $499 hearing device or would be a better fit with one that is closer to $4,000, the improvement in your quality-of-life that comes with better hearing is well worth the investment! We also make house calls and everything we tell you and promise you we put it in writing and sign it.
We do not sell hearing aids online, nor do we condone the practices of online retailers who do sell hearing aids online. There are many good reasons for this, but three of the biggest reasons are the following.
Hearing aids are medical devices. To prescribe or fit hearing aid, the dispensing professional must be qualified and licensed to do so by the State board that regulates that activity.
Hearing loss can be a symptom or warning sign of other possible health conditions. An initial hearing consultation includes an examination that may indicate the possible existence of other severe ear health conditions. In cases like these, a referral is made to a medical professional.
Hearing better is a journey that requires both superior technology and excellent care. Buying a hearing aid without receiving a face-to-face consultation, the appropriate testing, a professional fitting, and subsequent follow-up visits could result in you purchasing a hearing instrument that is not effective for your loss or worse, and it could lead to damaging your hearing further.
When purchasing a hearing aid, you should be confident in your hearing health provider, the business’s stability and longevity, and the equipment he or she is using to provide your hearing loss solution. Another important part of your purchase is the availability of on-going help. When you notice a problem with your device or need to come in for adjustments, cleanings, counseling, or supplies, you want easy access to that help. In short, you need the peace of mind that comes with knowing you will be taken care of no matter what.
At Hear Clear Hearing Center, peace of mind is precisely what we strive to provide with every hearing aid we fit.
There are two main types of hearing loss: Conductive and Sensorineural. They both have to do with a failure to transfer sound along the path from the outer ear to the brain’s hearing centers, but they differ in the impairment location.
In the case of a Conductive loss, the sound is impaired in the outer and middle ear. This usually results in reduced sound levels and the failure of faint sounds. Common causes may include ear infections, earwax, fluid in the middle ear from a cold, among other diseases and disorders. The most common treatments are medical and surgical for this type of loss, but in some cases, hearing aids can be effective alternatives.
When there is a failure to fully or accurately transmit sound through the inner ear (cochlea) or along the neural pathways, this is called a Sensorineural loss. Usually, the cause of this failure is damage to the interior workings of the cochlea.
When you hear, sound vibrations are funneled from the outer ear, through the middle ear, and into the cochlea, where they pass over and stimulate tiny hair cells. When damaged, these hair cells cannot accurately convert sound vibrations into the brain’s neuro-electrical impulses that travel through the auditory nerve. The result is a reduction in perception and interpretation of the hearing impulses – in other words: a reduction in the ability to pick up the sound in the first place and a reduction in the ability to figure out what the sound is. This decrease in hearing sensitivity is typically treated by carefully targeting sound amplification with hearing aids to compensate for damaged hair cells.
Causes of a Sensorineural loss can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (after birth). Congenital causes might include infections, prematurity, hereditary factors, or birth trauma. Acquired causes include overexposure to noise, ear infections, head injury, disease (like meningitis or encephalitis), or some drugs’ negative side effect.