Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are one of the best investments you can make for your future and your hearing health. It can seem overwhelming trying to select the best fit for you, which is why our team follows our proprietary H.E.A.R. Method™ to create the ideal treatment plan for you.  

On top of this, our team can provide expert care for all your hearing aid needs to ensure you get the most enjoyment out of your hearing aid experience. We offer a selection of hearing aid services at our Livingston office, including:

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Getting started on your hearing aid options is one of the best steps you can take for your emotional and physical health. To meet with our team and discuss your best hearing aid options, we invite you to contact our Livingston office by calling or filling out our online form.

Are expensive hearing aids better?

In the hearing aid industry, spending more money doesn't always bring better quality. A well-fit hearing aid by an audiologist who utilizes Real Ear Verification protocols will ensure that your hearing aid is programmed exactly for your hearing.

Can I buy hearing aids over the counter?

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are a new category of hearing aids that consumers will soon be able to buy directly, without visiting a hearing health professional. These devices are intended to help adults who believe they have mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Can you sleep with a hearing aid in?

While you can sleep with a hearing aid in, it is important to maintain your ear health and therefore it is recommended that you remove your hearing aid for at least several hours during the day.

Do cheap hearing aids work?

It's not the price of the hearing aid that dictates if it will work or not. It's important to take into consideration the following when purchasing hearing aids:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

Does wearing hearing aids help with tinnitus?

According to the American Tinnitus Association, ATA, ntinnitus is overwhelmingly connected to some level of hearing loss. By augmenting the reception and perception of external noise, through hearing aids, it can often provide relief from the internal sound of tinnitus.

How can I improve my hearing without a hearing aid?

While there is no way to change your hearing, there are a couple of things one can easily do to help protect your hearing:n1) Use hearing protection when in situations where the sound is above 85 dBn2) Take vitamins that promote healthy ear functionn3) Avoid tobacco smoke

How do you hold your phone with a hearing aid?

When using a standard phone, hold the phone earpiece to the top of your ear. You may need to angle the phone earpiece backwards slightly to improve the sound passing into the hearing aid.

How do you reduce background noise in a hearing aid?

Directional microphones can significantly reduce the effect of background noise by focusing the amplification only in a certain area—usually within your visual range.

Is wearing a hearing aid a disability?

A hearing impairment or hearing loss is a full or partial decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds. It can be diagnosed as mild, moderate, severe, or profound, to the point of total deafness. Total deafness is classified as a disability under the ADA and if unable to work is eligible for disability payments.

Should you wear hearing aids all the time?

Yes, it is recommended that you should wear hearing aids on a full-time basis in order to give your brain a chance to adapt to all of the new sounds you will again be hearing. The only time you should not wear your hearing aids is when you are:n1) Sleepingn2) Showeringn3) Having your hair donen4) Swimmingn5) In a dangerously loud environment

What are the side effects of a hearing aid?

There are a couple of common side effects of hearing aids:n1) Itchiness of the ear canal n2) Wax buildup

What happens if you dont wear your hearing aid?

If you have hearing loss and don't wear your hearing aid, it won't help you. In order to hear well, it is recommended that you should wear your hearing aids on a full-time basis in order to give your brain a chance to adapt to all of the new sounds you will again be hearing.

What is the life expectancy of a hearing aid?

The typical life expectancy of a hearing aid is 3-5 years.

What is the most comfortable hearing aid?

Comfort is often an individual preference. That said, many people prefer the Receiver-in-the-Canal style hearing aid as it provides a lot of comfort while being able to fit a wide range of hearing losses.

What is the number one hearing aid?

There is no number one or best hearing aid. Despite what is published online, it important to realize that hearing aids are not a one size fits all solution. When researching hearing aids, you should also take into consideration the following:n1) Does your audiologist work with only one manufacturer or offer multiple hearing aid manufacturers?n2) Do they offer objective testing, like a QUICKSIN test, to verify what hearing aid manufacturer works best for you in background noise? n3) When fitting a hearing aid, does your audiologist perform Real Ear Verification in order to ensure a proper fit.

What level of hearing loss requires a hearing aid?

If you are having difficulty hearing, you should consider getting the help that you need. There is no pre-determined degree of hearing loss that requires a hearing aid.

Can you buy hearing aids over the counter?

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids are a new category of hearing aids that consumers will soon be able to buy directly, without visiting a hearing health professional. These devices are intended to help adults who believe they have mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Can you pay monthly for hearing aids?

You can pay monthly for hearing aids through credit programs like CareCredit which allow patients to split up payments monthly for a set period of time.

Do any Medicare plans cover hearing aids?

According to medicare.gov, Medicare does not cover hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids. You pay 100% for hearing aids and exams. Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn't cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. You should contact your Medicare Part C plan directly for more information.

Do hearing aids help tinnitus?

According to the American Tinnitus Association, ATA, ntinnitus is overwhelmingly connected to some level of hearing loss. By augmenting the reception and perception of external noise, through hearing aids, it can often provide relief from the internal sound of tinnitus.

How long does it take for your brain to adjust to a hearing aid?

When you first begin to use hearing aids, your brain will be startled to receive signals it has been missing. Because you haven't heard sounds, often in years, it can take anywhere from six weeks to six months to become fully acclimated to your new hearing aids. Remember, success comes from practice and commitment to wearing your new hearing aids.

How many years should hearing aids last?

The typical life expectancy of a hearing aid is 3-5 years.

How much does a hearing aid for tinnitus cost?

Hearing aids for tinnitus can cost between $500 and $4000 .

Is it OK to sleep with hearing aids?

While you can sleep with a hearing aid in, it is important to maintain your ear health and therefore it is recommended that you remove your hearing aid for at least several hours during the day.

What insurance covers hearing aids for seniors?

According to medicare.gov, Medicare does not cover hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids. You pay 100% for hearing aids and exams. Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn't cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. You should contact your Medicare Part C plan directly for more information.

What is the best inexpensive hearing aid?

There is no number one or best inexpensive hearing aid. Despite what is published online, it important to realize that hearing aids are not a one size fits all solution. When researching hearing aids, you should also take into consideration the following:n1) Does your audiologist work with only one manufacturer or offer multiple hearing aid manufacturers?n2) Do they offer objective testing, like a QUICKSIN test, to verify what hearing aid manufacturer works best for you in background noise? n3) When fitting a hearing aid, does your audiologist perform Real Ear Verification in order to ensure a proper fit?

Do you need a prescription to get hearing aids?

Hearing aids are considered prescription products, usually dispensed by an audiologist, a physician, or a hearing instrument specialist, depending on state law.

Does AARP help with hearing aids?

According to medicare.gov, Medicare does not cover hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids. You pay 100% for hearing aids and exams. Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn't cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. You should contact your Medicare Part C AARP plan directly for more information.

Does Medicare pay for a hearing aid?

According to medicare.gov, Medicare does not cover hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids. You pay 100% for hearing aids and exams. Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn't cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. You should contact your Medicare Part C plan directly for more information.

Is it OK to use only one hearing aid?

If you have hearing loss in only one ear it is OK to use only one hearing aid. If you have hearing loss in both ears, it is recommended to wear two hearing aids.

Is it OK to wear just one hearing aid?

If you have hearing loss in only one ear it is OK to use only one hearing aid. If you have hearing loss in both ears, it is recommended to wear two hearing aids.

How long do hearing aids last?

Hearing aids typically last 3-5 years.

Does wearing a hearing aid make your hearing worse?

A properly fit hearing aid will not make your hearing worse.

What is a basic hearing aid?

A basic hearing aid is one that offers limited controls and noise reduction capabilities. A basic hearing aid is often best for someone who lives a very quiet lifestyle and has limited interactions with other people where noise is present.

What is the average cost of hearing aids?

Most hearing aid practices in the United States offer hearing aids in a bundled model (ie. all the services are included in the price) where the price can range from $1,500 to $3,500 per ear. At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we have unbundled our prices to be fair and transparent about the costs. In an unbundled model, the price for hearing aids can range from $500 to $2250 per ear. The cost of services performed is then billed separately, as needed.

What is the best affordable hearing aid?

Despite what you read online, there is no best affordable hearing aid for any one person as no two people are alike. It's not the price of the hearing aid that dictates if it will work or not. Instead, when purchasing a hearing aid, it is important to take into consideration the following:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

How many channels do I need in my hearing aid?

The difference between a hearing aid with more channels and a hearing aid with less channels is that more channels allow the audiologist to adjust the volume of a greater number of frequencies across the hearing spectrum.

What is the best hearing aid on the market today?

Despite what you read online, there is no best hearing aid for any one person as no two people are alike. It's not the highest rated or reviewed hearing aid that dictates if it will work or not. Instead, when purchasing a hearing aid, it is important to take into consideration the following:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

Does Social Security pay for hearing aids?

No.

When should you get a hearing aid?

Here are three warning signs of hearing loss. If you are experiencing any of these issues, you should consider getting a hearing aid: n1) Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd.n2) Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly.n3) Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio.

Are hearing aid prices negotiable?

It can never hurt to ask if the hearing aid price listed is negotiable.

Are hearing aids worth it?

Yes. A properly fit hearing aid by an audiologist or licensed hearing aid dispenser can be a significant improvement in one's quality of life. nThere are many places you can purchase a hearing aid. If you want to ensure that your investment is worth it, you should take into consideration the following:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

Can I get free hearing aids?

According to Hearing Loss Association of America, HLAA, children with hearing loss might be able to receive hearing assistive technology at no cost if their Individualized Education Program (IEP) specifies they need the assistive technology (such as hearing aids or FM systems) in order to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

Does AARP help pay for hearing aids?

AARP offers a 20% discount program on hearing aids through their retail partner HearUSA.

How do I choose a hearing aid?

When choosing a hearing aid, it is most important to consider who is fitting the device. You should also take into consideration the following:n1) Does your audiologist work with only one manufacturer or offer multiple hearing aid manufacturers?n2) Do they offer objective testing, like a QUICKSIN test, to verify what hearing aid manufacturer works best for you in background noise? n3) When fitting a hearing aid, does your audiologist perform Real Ear Verification in order to ensure a proper fit?

How far should a hearing aid go in?

A hearing aid should not go further in than the second bend of the ear canal.

Is it OK to wear one hearing aid?

If you only have hearing loss in one ear, you should wear one hearing aid. If you have aid-able hearing loss in both ears, you should wear two hearing aids. When you hear, our ears send the information to our brain where sound is processed. If you only wear one hearing aid and have hearing loss in both ears, your brain won't get a complete picture of the sound and therefore you will not hear as well.

Is there an alternative to hearing aids?

There are alternatives to hearing aids however if you have hearing loss, a hearing aid fit by an audiologist is often the best solution. Other alternatives to hearing aids include:n1) Personal Sound Amplifiers, PSAPs n2) FM systems

Is wearing a hearing aid classed as a disability?

Wearing a hearing aid is not a disability, it is an accommodation to a hearing limitation.

What are the side effects of wearing hearing aids?

Hearing aid wearers, may experience some side effects as you get used to wearing your devices daily. Some of these side effects include:n1) Difficulty adjusting to the environment around you.n2) Initial ear discomfort.