Hearing Aids Are Made for Every Lifestyle
There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to hearing aids. Modern technological advancements now mean that there is a hearing device to suit every lifestyle and level of hearing loss. Hearing aids come in many different sizes and fitting styles (how they attach to your ear); they also have a wide variety of optional special features to customize your hearing support.
Types of Hearing Aids:
Similar in structure to BTE hearing aids, but they are connected to a small piece of wire rather than tubing, They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Technology Levels and Prices
Basic Technology – $950-$1,125/ear
Great introductory hearing aid for minimal hearing loss. No automatic, binaural, or wireless features.
Social Technology – $1,125-$1,400/ear
Recommended for hearing in small group settings.
Active Technology – $1,400-$1,825/ear
Recommended for socially active patients in various listening environments.
Premium Technology – $1,730-$2,200/ear
Recommended for patients who need to hear in multiple and challenging listening environments and spend time outside.
Hearing Aid Services and Prices
Hearing Aid Fitting and Orientation – $360
The day has finally arrived when you will be fit with your hearing technology! At this appointment, the hearing aids are programmed specifically for you based on your hearing evaluation results, hearing aid candidacy evaluation results, and your feedback. Additionally, you are taught how to use and take care of the hearing aids and you will practice putting them on and taking them off. A follow-up appointment is scheduled two to three weeks following your fitting appointment to monitor your progress.
Hearing Aid First Follow-Up – $180
At this appointment we discuss how your first few weeks have been with your new hearing aids, adjust the hearing aids as necessary, answer questions, and possibly complete real-ear verification testing. Depending on your progress and how you have acclimated with your hearing aids, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled in another three weeks, or in three months.
Hearing Aid Verification/Real-Ear Measures – $180
Hearing aid verification is recommended for every patient who has been fit with hearing aids to ensure the hearing aids are functioning the way they are meant to. The sound from a hearing aid will function differently depending on the shape of the ear and the ear canal. Every patient’s ear is unique, like a fingerprint, which means a hearing aid will work differently for every patient, even if patients have the same hearing loss.
During hearing aid verification, a small microphone is placed in your ear canal and your hearing aid is placed on your ear. You will listen to varying volumes of speech to determine how your hearing aid is functioning while it is on your ear. Adjustments are made to the hearing devices until they are set to meet the prescriptive gain and based on your feedback.
Hearing Aid Check/Programming (15 Minutes) – $60
At times your hearing aids may need a minor adjustment, or you may need your hearing aids re-connected to your accessories or Bluetooth compatible devices. Please call our office and describe your needs and we can provide you with an accurate price quote for the services that will be performed.
Hearing Aid Cleaning – $30
It is recommended your hearing aids be cleaned at least twice a year. At Southeast Kentucky Audiology, your hearing aids will be disassembled, cleaned thoroughly and suctioned of all debris, and placed in our industrial dehumidifier to remove any moisture that has built up on the inside. Once this is complete, new wax guards, domes (if applicable), tubing (if applicable), and microphone covers (if applicable) will be placed on your hearing aids.
Some patients may need to bring their hearing aids in more than twice a year depending on patient activity, ear wax production, and patient environments. This will be recommended on a per patient basis. The charge for a hearing aid cleaning appointment is based on whether you prefer to see our audiology assistant or one of the providers.
Hearing Aid Check/Programming (30 Minutes) – $120
From time to time your hearing aid may need minor adjustments after you have used them in all your different listening environments. You may want your hearing aids turned up when you play bridge, or you may want them turned down when you see your family on Sunday afternoons. If you ever feel your hearing aids are not performing as expected, contact our office and let us know that your hearing aids need some adjustments.
Hearing Aid Consultation – Free
During this appointment, we discuss hearing aid technology levels and prices and answer any questions you may have about hearing aids and how they work. A demonstration of the latest hearing technology is also offered.
Service Plan – $1,700 ($1400 for rechargeable)
This optional plan includes all hearing aid services, batteries, and minor in office repairs for THREE years. With this plan, you can purchase at any time and you never have to worry about paying for hearing aid services when you come in. This plan does not include extended warranties, out of warranty repair charges, or ear molds. A $300 discount is applied if rechargeable hearing aids are purchased.
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200 Allison Blvd. Corbin, KY 40701.
445 S Hwy 27 Ste 100
Somerset, KY 42501