Several things can cause a hearing loss. Here are just a few:
Simply put, we are designed to hear better with two ears. Your brain is made to process and analyze sound coming into both ears. If there is a hearing loss in both ears, you will hear better with two hearing aids. There are a few exceptions to this. Your hearing specialist will discuss whether one or two hearing aids will best fit your needs.
With new laws and regulations allowing the appearance of over the counter (OTC) hearing devices and usually at a lower price, it will be important for the consumer to aware that these are not made for everyone. OTC hearing devices are for patients who may have a mild to moderate hearing loss. A hearing test is usually not required to purchase these. Medical quality hearing aids are normally provided by a hearing aid specialist, audiologist, and some ENTs. A hearing test is normally done and the hearing aids are customized to your hearing loss and programmed for your lifestyle.
Almost all hearing device manufacturers have different technology levels. The following is how they are usually broken down:
The cost of hearing aids vary greatly depending on whether you choose OTC or traditional hearing aids from a licensed provider. The cost will also depend on what technology level you choose. However, the typical range can be anywhere from $500 to over $5000. It is best to have your hearing tested and speak to a professional who can assist you in deciding which hearing aid is going to best serve your needs.
Our hearing access program* provides those with another option when an insurance benefit may not be an option. The advanced hearing aid program provides you advanced level hearing aids at a price of only $1999/pair! Our premium program will provide you with premium level hearing aids at a cost of $2699/pair! If you need financing, we can assist you with that as well.
All patients in the hearing access program also receive:
*Not affiliated with insurance plans.
The following are reasons to seek ENT cousel:
Southern Home Hearing LLC was created in response to Covid. Many individuals did not want to go into an office setting. We also recognized that there was a lot of patients who just could not get out due to being disabled or unable to drive. As a result, Southern Home Hearing uses a mobile only platform. There are currently no offices available; however, this may change in the future.
The hearing evaluation is free of charge. A trip charge of $30 is required at time of visit. This is to offset the cost of travel and time included to do so. However, the provider may choose to waive this fee at their discretion.
A 3rd party provider is a company contracted with some insurance groups that provide discounted hearing aids based upon an individuals expected benefit. Often time the 3rd party is owned by the same manufacturer from which they provide hearing aids. An example of this is TruHearing, which is owned by Sivantos; who also owns Signia hearing aids. 3rd parties may benefit some patients more than others based on expected insurance benefits. If you are unsure, talk to you hearing provider and determine which route is best for you.