How common is hearing loss?
Hearing loss is one of the most common chronic health care problems facing older adults. more...
Will my family doctor tell me I have a hearing problem?
Unfortunately, statistics suggest only about 15% of family doctors address hearing loss. The onset of symptoms is gradual, and your family doctor is likely to be concerned about other immediate health issues. As specialists in vision care, we are acutely aware of the importance of evaluating and treating sensory losses that affect everyday living.
What are the signs of hearing loss?
• Difficulty hearing conversations in crowded places • Ringing or other noises in your ears • Friends and family members commenting that you don’t seem to hear them more...
What should I expect during a hearing evaluation?
We use state-of-the-art equipment to perform a comprehensive audiogram. The audiogram measures your ability to hear pure tones at various frequencies and to hear and understand speech. more...
If I have hearing loss, will I need hearing aids?
Every case of hearing loss is different. For approximately 90% of all cases, hearing instruments of some kind are the only treatment option because the problem is not medically or surgically correctable or reversible. In some cases, further consultation by a specialist in ENT/Otology is appropriate, and your hearing specialist will discuss this with you following your evaluation.
Can't I just get by without hearing aids?
Untreated hearing loss is more noticeable than you might think. Clinical studies show untreated hearing loss dramatically impacts quality of life for you and for those closest to you. more...
Aren't hearing aids unsightly and uncomfortable?
Digital technology is revolutionary today, and miniaturization of components has enabled most patients to wear tiny devices that are virtually impossible to see and are hardly noticeable to the wearer. more...
Why should I choose this practice instead of some other local hearing aid store?
Simply Stated – “vision and hearing go together.” We use the finest technology available, first-rate clinical staff, and the combination of care for your eyes and ears under the watchful eye of your trusted doctor.
What if my new hearing instruments just don't work for me?
We have a 30-day trial period. If you are dissatisfied with your hearing instruments, you may return them within the 30-day period and receive a refund, or exchange them for a different style that better meets your needs.
How much do hearing aids cost?
Quality hearing instruments are available in all price ranges and are competitively priced. more...
Are hearing aids covered by Medicare?
No, Medicare does not pay for hearing instruments just as they typically do not pay for eyeglasses or contact lenses for most vision problems.
How do I schedule an exam?
We now routinely screen for indications of hearing loss in all of our patients; however, you can call and schedule a comprehensive hearing evaluation by calling our office and scheduling an exam at anytime. A comprehensive hearing evaluation is included as part of the total package of care that we provide at no additional cost.
Why does my eye doctor have a hearing program?
Vision and hearing function inseparably together every minute of every day. These two senses together create your 3-dimensional awareness of your environment. Neither works particularly well without the other, and unfortunately, both tend to fail as the years go by. Leading eye groups across the United States now evaluate and treat vision and hearing problems together.
Is Center For Sight accepting new patients?
Yes, Center For Sight is accepting new patients.
What seminars does Center For Sight have planned?
Center For Sight hosts various seminars on several topics. To see what's coming up, please visit: www.centerforsight.net/seminars/.
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