Frequently Asked Questions

With Teams of Audiologists from Various Manufacturers, ALL Questions Deserve An Answer! Whats Yours?

Hearing loss is invisible and almost always painless, which is why giving yourself a hearing assessment is often difficult. There are no physical warning signs, except for some cases where there may be ringing in the ear(s). But, the real reason hearing loss “sneaks” up on you is that the change is so gradual. Most hearing loss develops over a period of 25-30 years. By age 50 or 60, there can be enough deterioration to interfere with conversation and dramatically impact one’s quality of life.

Denial, or minimizing a hearing loss, frequently occurs. People incorrectly associate hearing loss with aging and disability. Some may simply ask people to “speak up” or repeat themselves. When hearing impaired individuals accept the advantages of hearing aids, they’re often amazed at how much they were unknowingly missing in life.

What’s your hearing related question?

Call: (480)899-6819

A Few Warning Signs of Hearing Loss.

  1. Difficulty hearing in noisy situations.

  2. Difficulty with women & children’s voices.

  3. Asking people to repeat themselves.

  4. TV or Phone volume set too high.

Hearing FAQ’s

How do I know if I need hearing aids?
Only a comprehensive hearing screening performed by a licensed hearing care professional, audiologist, or medical doctor can tell you if you need hearing aids. Often, people think they need hearing aids, but they really don’t.
Someone I love may have hearing loss. How can I help?
Approaching the subject of hearing loss with a spouse, parent, friend or relative requires sensitivity. In light of recent medical findings linking hearing loss to Alzheimer’s disease, falling and a diminished quality of life, it’s more important than ever to help a loved one get help.
What are the different types and styles of hearing aids?
Today’s hearing aids are smaller and more sophisticated than they used to be. There are dozens of styles from which to choose, from behind-the-ear (BTE) models to instruments about the size of a pearl, called completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids. A CIC instrument hides within your ear canal, totally out of sight. Your perfect style depends on your lifestyle, listening preferences, and more.
Will I be able to hear in noisy places?
Our hearing aids act like natural ears, and communicate with each other to automatically adjust when you’re in noisy surroundings. Speech is prioritized, and background noise is de-emphasized. The result? “Easy listening” in loud places.
How much do hearing aids cost?
A set of hearing aids can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on your individual hearing loss, the style you choose for your lifestyle, and many other factors. There is no way to predict or to guess without seeing you for a hearing screening””and that’s absolutely free! And remember, if hearing loss is due to a condition such as excess earwax, hearing aids are not even needed.
Can I use my cell phone while wearing hearing aids?
Our hearing aids use advanced “wireless” technology designed for phone use, making them your best option to enjoy clear cell phone conversations, that can even be “hands-free”. And, placing the phone on one ear automatically reduces hearing aid volume on the other ear, so “room noise” is reduced, and it’s easy to hear your phone conversation.
Can I get away with one hearing aid?
Hearing with both ears is called “binaural” hearing””and exactly what nature intended. If you have hearing loss in both ears, a single hearing aid can help. But, just as eye glasses improve vision in both eyes, wearing two hearing aids provides a number of advantages.
What is the connection between hearing loss and dementia?
If hearing loss goes untreated, a condition called “auditory deprivation” occurs; this has been confirmed by scientific studies. Seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing, a study by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers suggests. The findings, the researchers say, could lead to new ways to combat dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

Although the reason for the link between the two conditions is unknown, the investigators suggest that a common pathology may underlie both or that the strain of decoding sounds over the years may overwhelm the brains of people with hearing loss, leaving them more vulnerable to dementia. They also speculate that hearing loss could lead to dementia by making individuals more socially isolated, a known risk factor for dementia and other cognitive disorders.

But there’s good news! Whatever the cause, the scientists report, their finding may offer a starting point for interventions even as simple as hearing aids – that could delay or prevent dementia by improving patients’ hearing.

DON’T IGNORE THE WARNING SIGNS
1. Difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like restaurants.
2. Trouble understanding women’s and children’s voices.
3. Often ask people to repeat themselves.

Hearing without limitations is the right way.

“The Hearite Way!”

Mission Statement: We commit to serve the hearing impaired and provide the very best hearing care available. We offer our patients exceptional programming and fitting services, professional advice, and the most advanced technologies available. Our ultimate goal is to improve the lives of each of our patients with a superior quality and ability to hear. We commit to improve our patients hearing care experience, no matter the effort required. We dedicate our expertise to the hearing impaired community. We’re YOUR caring professionals – ALWAYS here for YOU!

– Notice – 

Coupons: Better Hearing Event – ON NOW!

Hearite office staff

In Arizona Call:

(480)899-6819 

Please call or use the form below.