Hearing Aids

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:

cochlear hearing aid

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. 

Fits completely inside the ear canal, is the most discreet hearing aid style and is suitable for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
Fits inside the outer ear bowl and comes in two custom sizes: full shell and half shell. They are slightly more visible than the CIC and ITC models.
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Fits behind the ear and are attached to an earmold that fits in the ear canal using a small piece of tubing.  They are the largest and most visible type of hearing device. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Technology Levels and Prices

Value Technology – $324

Great introductory hearing aid for minimal hearing loss. No automatic, binaural, or wireless features.

Basic Technology – $875-$1,010/ear

Great introductory hearing aid for minimal hearing loss. No automatic, binaural, or wireless features.

Social Technology – $1,050-$1,150/ear

Recommended for hearing in small group settings.

Active Technology – $1,300-$1,700/ear

Recommended for socially active patients in various listening environments.

Premium Technology – $1,600-$2,000/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 – $324

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 – $162

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 – $162

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) – $40-$54

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 – $25 to $40

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) – $108

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.

Miscellaneous

Service Plan – $1,500

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.

Our Hearing Technology Partners

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phonak life is on
unitron
starkey hearing is our concern
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widex high definition hearing
rexton
signia life sounds brilliant
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Our COVID-19 Office Procedures

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We are open for in person appointments

Face masks are required unless prevented by a medical condition

Once you enter the office you will be screened for a fever and potential symptoms.

All hearing aid cleanings and supply pick-ups will be provided via curbside service.

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