- 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
The answer will ultimately depend on the results of a comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluation. If you are a candidate for hearing aids, it’s important to know that 1) hearing aids do not restore normal hearing, and 2) in most cases, hearing aids significantly improve hearing if programmed accurately.
As audiologists, we are able to use an evidence-based best practice to ensure accurate, prescriptive sound. It’s called Real Ear Measurement (REM). According to recent research, only 30% of audiologists are implementing REM in their practice. Here at Johnson Audiology, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Rieke use REM consistently.
Yes. At Johnson Audiology, we work with most hearing aid makes/models. Over-the-counter personal amplifiers are also recommended when appropriate. For example, some patients have mild to moderate hearing loss and good speech discrimination. In such a case, an over-the-counter product may be an acceptable solution.
A hearing aid typically costs anywhere from $1200-$3000 per device. The sale price of a hearing aid is refundable within 30 days. (The professional fees associated with diagnosing and fitting hearing aids are 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.
Some insurance companies, such as Medicare, will cover hearing evaluations when medically indicated and with a referral.
To verify Audiology benefits, call the number on the back of your insurance card. We are in-network with Medicare, Cigna, Martin’s Point. We are out-of-network with all other insurance companies.
Call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify hearing aid benefits. We are in-network with Cigna, Martin’s Point. We are out-of-network with all other insurance companies.
Phonak, Starkey, Oticon, Resound, and Siemens (Signia) hearing aids.
If your hearing aid brand is not listed above, we can assess the hearing aid performance, but may not be able to make adjustments.
We dispense the following hearing aid brands: Phonak, Oticon and Starkey.
- Asking people to repeat themselves.
- Hearing what’s being said but not understanding it.
- Asking a spouse to help you understand what you’re hearing.
- Being told that the TV or radio are too loud.
- Having trouble understanding conversation, especially in noisy places.
- Difficulty understanding phone conversations.
- Avoiding social situations.
- Feeling exhausted after social events.
- Ringing in your ears.
In your inner ear, there are delicate hair cells and nerve pathways delivering sound to your brain. Damage to either can result from various causes, including: trauma (either physical or acoustic), aging, disease, infection, tumors, or medication. This is known as sensorineural hearing loss. It represents about 90% of hearing loss cases.
Often, this kind of hearing loss is gradual. You don’t notice it suddenly. But over time, you might find that the volume and clarity of what you hear is diminished. It can affect both high- and low-frequency sounds. You might experience the loss in only one ear.
Hearing loss symptoms can vary widely, and no two people experience it exactly the same way. This is one reason to visit an audiologist: for a comprehensive understanding of what is really going on with your hearing challenge. Audiology is not about hearing aids. Audiology is about understanding your unique hearing situation and how best to address it.