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What are some signs of hearing loss?

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

Symptoms of Hearing Loss include: Muffled hearing Difficulty understanding what people are saying, especially when there are competing voices or background noise. You may be able to hear someone speaking, but you cannot distinguish the specific words. Listening to the television or radio at higher volume than in the past. Avoiding conversation and social interaction. [...]

What are some myths about hearing loss?

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

5 Myths about Hearing Loss: 1.) Hearing problems are rare. WRONG. Well over 10% of the population suffers from a hearing loss. It’s not a shame to wear a hearing aid, it’s a shame not to stay in touch with the people around you. 2.) Hearing aids can correct your hearing 100%. WRONG. While new hearing aids [...]

How much will my hearing aid actually help me?

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

While there is no cure for hearing loss, the continued improvement of hearing aid technologies is incredible.  Speech recognition technology, automatic directionality, feedback cancellation, and Bluetooth connectivity are just a few of the features available in today’s market.  An audiologist at Ear Center Audiology will be happy to discuss these improvements with you at your next appointment!

How much do hearing aids cost?

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

There are many factors that contribute to the cost of hearing aids, including research and development costs, customization of each hearing aid to fit the needs of the wearer, manufacturing costs, and time spent with the professional who selects, fits, programs, adjusts and services the instruments. Receiving a hearing test is the first step. An audiologist will be [...]

Will Medicare or Medicaid cover the cost of my hearing aid?

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay anything towards the cost of hearing instruments. However, there are many other insurances that do cover a portion or the full cost of aids and you can check with your particular insurance provider to find out what your hearing care benefits are. You may also call Ear Center Audiology’s experienced [...]

Can you fix/adjust my hearing aid even if I bought it somewhere else?

Posted on: 20-Apr-2012

Yes, Ear Center Audiology can repair and/or adjust a hearing aid that was purchased elsewhere. If your hearing aid is out of warranty, you will be assessed the manufacturer’s fee for the repair.  The price for us to adjust a hearing aid that was purchased elsewhere is $30.00.

Is there a link between hearing loss and Diabetes?

Posted on: 19-Apr-2012

Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease. This is according to a study funded by the National Institute of Health. Hearing loss may be a complication of diabetes that is under-recognized. Adults with pre-diabetes, whose blood glucose is higher than normal but [...]

What are the typical symptoms of an ear infection?

Posted on: 19-Apr-2012

The symptoms of an ear infection may include: Fever, earache, ear pain, hearing loss, feeling of blockage in the ear, even dizziness. Ear infection is less common in adults than children. Ear Center Audiology’s Doctor’s of Audiology can examine your ear using an otoscope, any inflammation of the eardrum could indicate infection. Southeast Michigan Ear, [...]

What does the free consultation entail and how long does it take?

Posted on: 19-Apr-2012

A free consultation with a Doctor of Audiology will take less than an hour.  It will give us the opportunity to test your hearing and discuss the results and possible solutions.  At this appointment, we may also be able to set you up with a free trial demonstration on a new hearing aid.  Call us [...]

Ear Candling – Does it work?

Posted on: 19-Apr-2012

Ear candling requires the use of ear candles. Ear candles are made of cotton or linen that’s wound into a cone shape, soaked in wax, and then allowed to harden. This hollow candle is inserted through a hole in a plate specially designed to collect wax, and placed into the external ear canal. The candle [...]