There is a solution for everyone!

Manufacturers have spent the last 20 years designing hearing aids that are invisible, comfortable, and smart. Hearing devices are so technologically advanced that they can stimulate brain function, automatically adapt to your environment, and many even connect with your smartphone.

Remember, there is no “best” hearing device. The goal is finding which solution is the “best” for you.

"Available and completely responsive. What more can you ask for?!"
Michael Heyman, Chicago

WHICH ONE IS THE BEST?

Every major manufacturer (GN Resound, Oticon, Phonak, Siemens, Starkey, and Widex) makes a great, technologically advanced and sophisticated hearing instrument. These are considered the best and most “cutting edge” hearing aids. They are also the most expensive. Each of the major manufacturer’s makes three or four levels of technology, essentially, the more sophisticated the technology, the more automatic, faster and smarter the hearing aids.
  • Essential Level– For those who don’t go out much and want to hear TV programs more clearly and understand their children/grandchildren when they come to visit.
  • Performance Level- For those with limited activity who want to hear and understand TV, visitors, quiet restaurants and hear more clearly on the phone, grocery store and other limited environments
  • Advanced Level – For those who have more active lifestyles and want to hear and understand in noisy environments (restaurants, theater, movies}
  • Premium Level – For those who have the most active lifestyles and ever-changing environments (restaurants, meetings, lectures, sports arenas) Each major manufacturer has a secondary, less advanced and less expensive line of hearing aids they produce and distribute under different brand names. In addition, there are several small hearing aid manufacturers that make good hearing aids.

KEEP IN MIND

  • The major manufacturers have the most resources to invest in research and development.
  • There is a difference in sound quality, speed of processing, ear to ear communication, ease of use, fine tuning capacity, and ease of listening among manufacturers, technology levels and price.
  • You really do get what you pay for.
  • Every manufacturer has different philosophies and algorithms as to how sound should be managed and manipulated. Some alter the sound when it enters the microphone. Some manipulate the sound in the receiver…before it enters your ears. Some process the sound slower and some process it faster. Which one do you need?
  • The “best,” most sophisticated, technologically advanced hearing device is just a piece of plastic without the skill, knowledge and expertise of the provider who understands how to program and manipulate it for you and your needs.

IN OTHER WORDS

There is no best hearing aid and no one manufacturer or brand that is right for everyone. It’s about what is right for you.

WHAT TO CONSIDER

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The best hearing aids for you are the ones you’ll wear. If what it looks like matters to you, then cosmetics are an important consideration and concern.
"If you are looking to get hearing aids for the first time, please go the the nearest Hearing Health Center."
Barbara Berman, Chicago

TECHNOLOGY

Hearing aids today are sophisticated, complex and smart….really smart. Digital hearing aids really mean that you have two computers in your ears that can programmed and fine-tuned just for you. Not everyone needs the most sophisticated technology. The right solution for you depends on your hearing ability, lifestyle, hearing healthcare budget and individual needs.
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PRICING

Hearing aids/devices don’t have to be expensive. There are affordable solutions for everyone.*
  • $499.00 – $999.00 - Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAP’s). A new hearing solution for those that only have difficulty understanding in sometimes (watching TV, hearing soft voices) in certain situations (restaurants, lectures, meetings). It’s like reading glasses for your ears. You use them when you need them to enhance the voices you want to hear crisply and clearly.
  • $1000 - $1300 – Essential
  • $2200 - $2500 – Performance
  • $2700 - $3000 – Advanced
  • $3200 - $3500 – Premium
  • Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care – No one should be denied hearing the beauty of the sounds of life or the voices of those they care about and love. The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care provides hearing services and treatment to those in need.
*price ranges per hearing aid

INSURANCE

Hearing Health Center accepts most types of insurance. Please contact us to verify that we are in-network with your plan. We are proud to work with many insurance companies including, but not limited to:
  • -Medicare
  • -Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • -Humana
  • -Cigna
  • -Aetna
  • -United Healthcare
Your individual health plan may offer a specialized hearing benefit. Hearing Health Center works with the following benefit plans:
  • -American Hearing Benefits
  • -Amplifon
  • -Tru Hearing
  • -Epic
  • -HearUSA
  • -Hear.com
  • -Hearing Planet

FINANCING

The Wells Fargo Health Advantage credit card is a flexible patient financing option that makes it easy for you to receive the treatment and products you need today while paying over time. Specifically designed to cover healthcare expenses, it's is ideal for products, treatments and procedures not covered by insurance, and can be used at over 10,000 practices nationwide.

FINANCING FOR HEARING AIDS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES.

Plans offered:
12 months No Interest if Paid in Full with Regular Monthly Payments*
18 months or 24 months Extended Payment Plans  with Equal Payments*
-No annual fees *Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Contact us for more for details

When Hearing Devices Just Aren’t Enough

Depending on how long your auditory system and Wernicke’s area (the speech processing area) of your brain have been deprived of stimulation, irreversible damage has occurred. No matter how sophisticated, technologically advanced, or expensive the device, it can’t fix your brain. You will never again have “20/20” hearing, and there will always be situations and environments that will be challenging. Fortunately, there is help and solutions.
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