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Frequently Asked Questions
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Our audiologist, Jaklin Naghdi Gabaee, will conduct a thorough audiologic evaluation and measure your hearing ability. Your results will be fully explained to you and we will answer any questions you may have. If you could benefit from hearing aids, we will gladly go over your options to find a hearing aid that fits your lifestyle and hearing needs.
Hearing aids range in price depending on the level of technology. The technology level you need will be determined after we learn more about your daily activities and the situations where you struggle with hearing the most. At BrightHear, we offer the competitive pricing on our hearing aids so you can find a hearing aid that meets your needs and your budget. We also offer payment plans so you can pay monthly.
We are proud to say we love our vets! We can help you with your hearing care and will navigate you to the right resources.
Absolutely! We carry several brands of hearing aids that are completely rechargeable. These hearing aids don’t require any changing of batteries. You simply place your hearing aids on their charging station at night (like you would your cell phone) and in the morning you’ll have fully charged devices. We even carry hearing aids you can wear for months at a time without removing them from your ears, and they are sleep and shower safe. Contact us today to learn more about your options.
We love to see our patients regularly and have hands on, in-person follow-ups. But, if transportation is an issue, we can discuss remote tune-ups and adjustments, so you don’t have to worry about coming into the office.
Myths About Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss
Unfortunately, hearing health is not a widely discussed topic. There are still many myths and misconceptions people have about hearing loss and hearing aids. Learn the truth about your hearing health and discover the difference between myths and facts.
Fact: Today’s hearing aids don’t whistle. If your hearing aid is making a whistling sound, then that is because of an issue of fit or a blockage. We can adjust your hearing aids to prevent that sound.
Fact: Hearing aids are prosthetic devices and cannot recover damaged nerve cells. Instead, they can offer a better quality of life, and increase your ability to communicate.
Fact: Hearing aids have evolved to be smaller and more discreet. At BrightHear, we even offer 100% invisible hearing aids that remain in the ear canal 24/7 for months at a time.
Fact: Wax production is important for protection and lubrication of skin in the ear and for protection against bacteria, bugs, and water. Too much earwax can negatively affect your hearing and not enough can dry out your ear. It is important to make sure not to use items that will push earwax further into the ear canal (such as cotton swabs) as they can lead to impaction.
Hearing Aid Tips
Wearing hearing aids are an adjustment. For new users, your ears are experiencing and hearing sounds they haven’t heard in years, all at an amplified level. Here are a few tips for new hearing aid users to help you adjust:
- Give yourself some time to adjust! Many sounds that you have not heard may seem loud (such as the wind or air conditioning). There will be more of a gradual adjustment to hearing these sounds rather than an immediate fix.
- Read aloud. Listening to the sound of your own voice will help you become accustomed to your new hearing aids and the newly introduced sounds.
- Don’t be intimidated by background noise. Those with normal hearing also have difficult listening situations. As you continue to wear your hearing aids, know that these sounds are normal. Your focused attention on the speech sounds allows your auditory nerves to remain active and decrease your chances of cognitive decline, depression, and social isolation.
Practice, patience, and consistency will offer the best results with your new hearing aids!