Over the years, hearing aids have continued to improve. While this improvement is definitely a good thing, it can leave you with a lot of questions concerning hearing aids.
Whether you currently have hearing aids and would like to learn more or if you are looking into purchasing a set of hearing aids and are trying to learn more, Hearing Associates of Las Vegas can help you find the hearing aid answers you need.
Common Questions Asked Of Our Hearing Professionals
Depending on your personal hearing needs, there are different questions you may ask our hearing specialists about. However, when it comes to questions about hearing aids, there are some questions which are commonly asked of our hearing professionals here at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas.
To help you find answers to some of your likely questions, below are the questions most often asked of our hearing professionals.
Is hearing aid technology that different between the different devices?
It’s relatively often that we are asked what are the difference between hearing aids, particularly when it comes to the technology on the various types of hearing aids. The short answer is that there can be a huge technological difference between different hearing aids.
Some of these differences are due to the price point. More expensive hearing aids often have more advanced hearing aid technology such as automatic listening environment adjustment, to make it easier for you to hear as you travel between your home, work, and other environments. Basic hearing aids may have the ability for you to manually adjust your hearing aids listening programs which are pre-programmed by our hearing instrument specialists.
Depending on your level of comfort with technology, your lifestyle needs, and budget, our hearing professionals can help find the right hearing aids with the level of technology you are looking for in your new hearing devices.
Will my hearing aids work with my smartphone?
Some hearing aids are specifically designed to work with the Apple iOS smartphone software, where there is currently one hearing aid that is specifically made to operate with Android smartphones. However, you may have heard a lot about how newer hearing aids can connect with and be controlled with your smartphone.
There are many hearing aids from various brands which are able to use Bluetooth to connect with your smartphone. You often need to download the appropriate app associated with the hearing aids to successfully connect your phone to your hearing aids. Then, with the Bluetooth connectivity, you can do a range of things depending on the hearing aids, from adjusting the volume controls to creating a geo-tagged listening program that will trigger when you enter the tagged area.
But, if you were looking to stream calls or audio entertainment, you may need more than just Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids. Instead, you will often need hearing device accessories to help, like how some ReSound hearing aids require you to use the ReSound Phone Clip+ to successfully stream calls from your smartphone directly to your hearing aids.
What’s the best hearing aid brand?
When it comes to the best hearing aids brand or manufacturer, there is no definite answer that we can give. There are many fantastic hearing aid brands, and as an independent hearing aid clinic and dispenser, our hearing instrument specialists are proud to be able to provide you with the right hearing aids for your needs with no restrictions.
Often, there are several distinguished hearing aid brands that we may recommend, especially if you have connected concerns or specific technology requests.
For instance, if you are struggling with tinnitus and want rechargeable hearing aids, we may recommend Widex Evoke hearing aids. Our recommendations are always tailored to your needs, so you can be sure when you work with our hearing specialists, you are being recommended what is best for your hearing needs.
How long will my hearing aids last?
In general, hearing aids will last from 3-5 years. This lifespan is based on several factors from what kind of regular hearing aid care you give your hearing aids to what type of hearing aids you have chosen.
Most hearing aids come with a 1-2 year manufacturer warranty which will cover major repairs on your hearing aids. Also, when you work with Hearing Associates of Las Vegas to find and purchase your hearing aids, you will receive one of our hearing aid repair packages, which can be extended to the lifetime of your hearing aids With careful attention, your hearing aids may be able to last beyond the standard lifespan.
Are hearing aids expensive?
Like the technology that comes with your hearing aids, the price of your hearing aids can vary. That’s why our hearing instrument specialists always take your budget into consideration when it comes to recommending hearing aids to you.
In general, hearing aids can run you between $1,000-$3,000 per hearing aid, which can sound pricey. However, unlike other pieces of technology, you actually need hearing aids to improve your quality of life. Also, if you consider the cost of hearing aids on a daily basis, even if you choose a set of hearing aids which cost a total of $6,000, that’s just under $6 a day to provide you with vital hearing and lower cognitive decline risks.
Also, when you work with Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, you have an array of financing options available from payment plans to using insurance or HSA to help pay for your hearing aids.
Hearing Associates Of Las Vegas Are Ready For Your Hearing Questions
The questions we answered above are just some of the most common questions that our hearing health care professionals are asked.
But if you are a Las Vegas resident or live in the surrounding communities and we didn’t answer your question, we have two convenient hearing offices that you can come by. That way, if you have a specific question regarding hearing aids, whether it is about what hearing aids are right for you to what financing we offer, you can receive the answers you are looking for.To be sure that you can have your questions answered, feel free to contact us for an appointment with one of our experienced hearing professionals. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you enjoy better hearing!