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  • Comprehensive, diagnostic hearing evaluations

  • Hearing aid fittings verified with Real Ear Measures

  • Hearing aid repairs

  • Wax removal

  • Custom hearing protection

  • Compensation and Pension Evaluations for Veterans

  • On-site hearing care at Kendal of Hanover Continuing Care Retirement Community

Hearing aids do not restore normal hearing. However, in most cases, hearing aids significantly improve hearing if programmed accurately. There is an evidence-based, best practice which ensures accurate, prescriptive sound: Real Ear Measurement (REM). According to recent research, only 30% of audiologists are implementing REM in their practice. Drs. Johnson and Rieke use REM consistently.

Sensorineural hearing loss: Most age-related, noise-induced and hereditary hearing loss is sensorineural. The hair cells in the cochlea and/or the auditory nerve fibers are damaged. This type of hearing loss is typically considered permanent.

Conductive hearing loss: This refers to hearing loss caused by problems in the middle ear (ear drum, middle ear bones, middle ear space) or outer ear (ear canal). Examples include fluid in the middle ear, eardrum perforation, wax impaction. This type of hearing loss may be repairable.

Mixed hearing loss: This is a combination of a sensorineural loss and a conductive loss.

Yes. We work with most hearing aid makes/models. Over-the-counter personal amplifiers are also recommended when appropriate (e.g. for some patients who have mild to moderate hearing loss and good speech discrimination).

Hearing aids typically cost $1200-$3000 per device (refundable within 30 days). We have a $600 professional fee that is not refundable. If a patient already has hearing aids, our first goal is to optimize existing hearing aids. Hearing aid servicing fees range from $25 to $300 per device. For some patients, personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) or over-the-counter devices (OTC) may be an appropriate solution. These products cost between $200-$600.

For an audiological evaluation, Medicare will cover the costs of an audiologic evaluation when medically indicated and with a referral.  Please fax referrals to (603) 277-9043.  

Most insurance companies do not cover the costs of hearing aids or associated professional fees. Patients should call their insurance company to check their Audiology and hearing aid benefits. We are in-network with Medicare, Cigna and Amplifon.  We are out-of-network with all other insurance companies.

Some insurance companies, such as Medicare, will cover hearing evaluations when medically indicated and with a referral. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify Audiology benefits.  We are in-network with Medicare, Cigna, Martin’s Point, and Amplifon. We are out-of-network with all other insurance companies.

Most insurance companies, including Medicare, do not cover the costs of hearing aids or professional fees.

Call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify hearing aid benefits.  We are in-network with Cigna, Martin’s Point, and Amplifon. We are out-of-network with all other insurance companies.

Hearing aid brands serviced: Phonak, Starkey, Oticon, Resound and Siemens (Signia). If you have a different make hearing aid, we can assess the performance of the hearing aids, but may not be able to make adjustments.

Hearing aid brands sold: Phonak, Oticon and Starkey.

Call 603-643-4327

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