Thoughts From Dr. Cathy Kurth

Is it time to get your hearing tested?

Answer these questions to see if you should get your hearing tested.

  1. Do people seem to mumble or talk in a softer voice than they used to?
  2. When in a crowd or in a busy restaurant, is it hard for you to follow the discussion?
  3. Do you feel the need to turn up the volume on your TV or radio such that it is too loud for others?
  4. Do you often need to ask others to repeat themselves?
  5. Has someone close to you pointed out that you may have a hearing problem?
  6. Are Lyric Hearing Aids for you?

The answers you have given may present an early indication of whether your hearing may be impaired. You may not need help just yet if you answered "yes" to just one or two of these questions. If you answered "yes" to three of these questions, you may be experiencing some loss of hearing. If you answered "yes" to four or more of these questions, we urge you to call and make an appointment today to have your hearing checked by a Doctor of Audiology.

With Audiology and Hearing Aid Center you get experience, service, and a track record of happy patients! We believe that our job isn't finished until our patient's hearing and quality of life have improved. We bring genuine concern and personalized attention to finding the right hearing aid for our clients. We work with you, your family, and your doctor, to find a solution that best fits your individual needs, lifestyle, and budget. Doctors of Audiology at AHAC are highly educated and manufacturer-trained to accurately assess your hearing problems.

Because of our education and training, we are uniquely qualified to recommend the most appropriate hearing technology.

Hearing Aid Insurance

Many people that wear hearing aids wonder if bothering with hearing aid insurance is worth their time or not. You are the only one that can decide this for yourself, but to help you make the smartest choice you can, there is some important information you need to be aware of. The first thing that you need to know is that finding insurance is not always easy to do because not a lot of the insurance companies will offer it. You want to ask different companies to find out what type of insurance they have, if any for hearing aids.

While it may not be easy to find insurance for your hearing device, it is definitely a good idea because there are many different things that could happen to your device at any time. A lot of the things that could happen may be covered under warranty, but you can be sure that not everything will be.

By having insurance and taking time to find an insurance company that offers it, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that if something does happen to your hearing aid, it won't make you go into debt to get it fixed. The insurance will cover a lot of damages or repairs that can save you money in the long run.

Another thing that is important to understand is that for many people having the right insurance can make a huge difference in whether they will be able to get a hearing aid to help them hear again or whether they will have to go without one. Hearing aids are not cheap, though you can find ones that are lower in cost if you take time to look for them.

If you are on a tight budget, then trying to add in the cost of hearing aids can seem impossible. With the right insurance you will have a much better chance of getting a good hearing device without putting yourself into debt to achieve it. Insurance can make all the difference in the world for some people, especially these days with the economy being the way it currently is.

Now that you have a better understanding of why you really should get hearing aid insurance; all that is left is for you to make up your mind. Just remember that hearing aids are not cheap and neither is maintaining them, so finding insurance is usually the smartest choice you can make.