Hearing Aids

Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much?
Hearing Rehab Center

Research and development Marketing efforts Employee salaries/practice overhead costs Hearing aid style Continuing education for hearing healthcare professionals Quality hearing devices that are custom made for each individual person There have been several articles I have seen where people compare the cost of hearing aids to other electronic devices like smartphones or computers and wonder why they cost so much more than these other types… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
5 Reasons Why Two Hearing Aids Work Better Than One
Hearing Rehab Center

A very common question we get here in our Lake Oswego office is “do I need two hearing aids or one?”  There are reasons why only one hearing aid may be recommended such as if you only have hearing loss in one ear, or if one ear is so bad that a one will not help on its own.  Outside of this, the arguments for wearing… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
What are Cochlear Implants & How Do They Work?
Hearing Rehab Center

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: In order to become a cochlear implant candidate, a trial period with hearing aids programmed to your hearing loss is required. Let’s rephrase that…if hearing aids do not help you hear better due to severity of your hearing loss, the last resort is to explore sensorineural (cochlear implant) surgical options. Not to beat the dead horse, but…you MUST wear hearing aids before… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
Top 10 Hearing Aid Myths
Hearing Rehab Center

1. My hearing loss cannot be helped. In the past, people were often told by their primary care physician that “nerve” loss cannot be treated with hearing aids.  With advanced digital technology, the majority of patients with sensori-neural hearing loss (SNHL) can be helped.  Wearers can now expect improved communication with hearing aids as a rule, not the exception. 2.  Hearing aids will make me… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
Buying Mail Order Hearing Aids
Hearing Rehab Center

by Dr. David Luther Committed to helping people reconnect through better hearing and communication. As an audiologist, I get to see patients every day seeking better hearing. Every so often, one of my patients will tell me about a friend they have who bought a mail order or over-the-counter hearing aids and wonder what I think about their friend’s decision. But instead of giving an immediate response,… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
Finding the Right Hearing Aid for You
Hearing Rehab Center

To me the answer seems obvious: the one you’ll wear because it’s comfortable and it sounds good. But over and over I hear people say, “My friend wears this hearing aid. I want it.” Really? Don’t you wonder why there are six class A hearing technology manufacturers and more than twenty-six class B manufacturers…there must be a reason. And if there is a reason, how… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid Insurance Benefits & Flex Spending Accounts
Hearing Rehab Center

Although health insurance is perhaps the best way to save on the cost of hearing aids, only about 40 percent of regular health insurance plans provide $500 to $3,000 toward the cost of new devices. Use Your Flex Account Dollars to Help Your Hearing However, your employer may offer an FSA or HSA (flexible spending account or health spending account), which pulls money from your… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
Tips for Adjusting to New Hearing Aids
Hearing Rehab Center

Whether you’re a first-time hearing aid user or a longtime wearer, advancements and changes in technology mean your new hearing system will take some time to adjust to — and depending on how outdated your old system was, you may even have an entirely new level of listening clarity! But this means there’s likely to be an adjustment period for your ears and your brain…. Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids
Lyric Invisible Hearing Aids
Hearing Rehab Center

100% INVISIBLE No one will know why you’re hearing better except you. Unlike traditional hearing aids, Lyric®’s small size and placement in the ear canal make it totally invisible. Lyric allows you to enjoy the benefits of better hearing without anyone ever knowing you’re using a hearing aid. EFFORTLESS HEARING, 24/7 With Lyric, you can forget the hassles of traditional hearing aids. Lyric allows you… Read More

Categories: Hearing Aids