FAQs

Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much?
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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

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When it Comes to Noise, How Loud is too Loud?
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I had a patient ask me the other day if I had seen what the Seahawks were planning to do during their home opener against the San Francisco 49rs.  I told him I had not.  He proceeded to tell me that they were going to attempt to break the record for the loudest stadium.  I know that crowds can get pretty loud, but wasn’t quite sure… Read More

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

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What are Cochlear Implants & How Do They Work?
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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

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Do I Need to Talk To An Audiologist?
Hearing Rehab Center

By Dr. Jacki Reider, Board Certified Audiologist Raise your hand if you’ve ever asked people to repeat themselves, experienced difficulty hearing in the presence of noise, or feel embarrassed because you misunderstand what others are saying? If your hand is in the air, then you need a hearing test! Other symptoms of hearing loss include a family history of hearing loss, a history of noise… Read More

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