Hearing Aid Investment
Purchasing hearing aids can represent a significant financial investment for many people, but one that is recouped by the resulting improvement in the vital ability to understand and engage with the world around them. Even partially restored hearing can help alleviate the isolation, confusion and other negative consequences of hearing impairment.
Investing In Your Hearing
An evaluation in our practice frequently starts with an evaluation by our physician otolaryngologists to ensure there is no ear wax, and no underlying medical problem which may explain the hearing loss. An audiologist will provide a comprehensive hearing evaluation, and discuss your hearing needs. Options will be presented and we will guide you with the selection of an appropriate style of hearing aid. We will then ensure a proper fitting and make adjustments that will yield the optimal performance from these sophisticated devices. When you entrust your hearing care to Chevy Chase ENT & Audiology, you are investing in a long-term relationship with our audiologists, physicians and our support staff.
We are with you every step of the way; our team is available to address any unanticipated issues or concerns that may arise with your hearing aids — or with your overall ear, nose and throat health. Our audiologists have the supporting resources of our otolaryngologists, who are board-certified physicians skilled in treating ear disorders.
Do I need one hearing aid or two?
People who have hearing loss in both ears are best served by wearing hearing aids in both ears (binaurally). In a similar fashion, if you have visual loss in both eyes, you would most benefit from eyeglasses for both eyes, not just one eye. The benefits of binaural hearing include improved understanding of speech, localization of the source of a sound or voice and less physical strain when listening. They help to maintain auditory stimulation and preserve potential auditory capability.
How long should a hearing aid last?
A hearing aid’s life expectancy is typically 3-5 years, but can last longer. Technological advances in hearing amplification are occurring continuously to better meet the needs of those with hearing loss.
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