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Hearing FAQs

  • How do I know if I am experiencing hearing loss?

    Some symptoms of hearing loss include: problems hearing in crowds, difficulty with female or children's voices, thinking people mumble, having to ask people to repeat, turning the television up louder than other people do, and family members telling you that you have a hearing problem. If you think you have a hearing loss, ask a family member if they have noticed you having difficulty and schedule a hearing evaluation.

  • Why should I correct a hearing loss?

    If you think you have a hearing loss, the best thing you can do for yourself and those around you, is to have a hearing evaluation to see if you are a candidate for hearing aids. You may not know what you are missing if you never give hearing aids a try. Better hearing makes listening less stressful and can improve relationships with friends and family.

  • Why are hearing aids so expensive?

    The human ear is extremely delicate and hearing aids are trying to utilize what healthy nerves you have left. Manufacturers spend millions of dollars a year on research and development. That technology is then designed to fit into a compact device designed specifically to the shape of your individual ear. Finding the right technology to fit your specific needs is critical to your success. Rest assured that at Ultimate Hearing we will look at every option to find you the best product available at the best price.

  • Do I need a hearing aid in both ears?

    If you have a hearing loss in both ears, it is recommended that you consider two hearing instruments. You will receive maximum benefit with good hearing in both ears. People who opt for two hearing aids report a higher level of satisfaction.

  • Is there a trial period for hearing aids?

    When you purchase a hearing aid, you should be offered a trail period in the range of 30-45 days. Payment will be required when you order or receive the hearing instruments but you will have a time period to have several adjustments to the aids and to decide if the hearing aids are meeting your needs.

  • How long do hearing aid batteries last?

    The length of battery life depends on a few factors such as how long you wear your aids during the day, if you open the battery door at night when you are not wearing them, and your degree of hearing loss (how much power the aid needs). As a general rule you can use the following information as a guide to normal battery life expectancy.

    • Size 10 = 70 hours
    • Size 13 = 255 hours
    • Size 312 = 130 hours
    • Size 675 = 600 hours