FAQs

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FAQ's

Most frequently asked questions asked and answered.  What’s your question?

Hearing aids generally come with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and a Loss policy as well.

 

If in need of repair, after servicing from their manufacturer, they will arrive back in our office in like-new condition.

Currently there’s no such device available marketed as a complete 100% waterproof hearing aid.

 

However many of the manufacturers are offering water resistant hearing aids that allow patients to maintain a well-functioning hearing aid during exposure to every day moisture issues like sweating during a work-out or walking outside on a humid day. 

 

The Phonak Lyric ( an implantable instrument) is one of the only hearing aids that you can shower with and go swimming (without diving) and will still maintain its functionality.

 
 

The Phonak Lyric (an implantable instrument) is one of the only hearing aids that you can shower with and go swimming without diving and will still maintain its functionality.

Every patient who leaves with hearing aids from the Acoustic Hearing Center will be instructed on how to maintain and care for their hearing devices. The maintenance that is required is minimal and will allow for well functioning devices.

Can I track my hearing aid through an application if I should lose one or both hearing aids?

Most hearing aids offered by leading hearing aid manufacturers will include Bluetooth technology allowing the patient to connect to their cellular phones as well as TVs and other Bluetooth capable devices to a certain degree.

Several manufacturers included in their software the ability to track their hearing aids location if lost within the first 24 to 48 hours.

Most leading hearing aid manufacturers will offer Bluetooth technology within their devices and have free applications that can be downloaded to allow a patient full access to adjust their hearing aids with cellular phones.

There are many other devices as part of a patients hearing journey that can be used along with their hearing aids to allow them the freedom to hear the way they did before their hearing loss.

 

Telephone devices such as “Caption Call” are wonderful devices that can be used by patients in their homes to hear incoming and outgoing phone calls allowing them to feel more comfortable on these calls with regards to the hearing.

 

It is generally known that a hearing aid can last on average five years, however with the fast-paced technological world we are living in, most patients want to upgrade their hearing aids within three to four years, wanting the latest in medical technology.

 

Most insurance companies  providing Hearing benefits, do allow for this interval of time to upgrade a patient’s hearing aid.

what hearing aid
is right for you?

Stay connected to the ones you love with a hearing aid that fits your lifestyle. Hearing aids come in a variety of types and styles. Every hearing aid is slightly different in what they can do for you, so “the best” hearing aid for you will depend on the results of your hearing test and your lifestyle. If a hearing aid isn’t strong enough or doesn’t treat the type of hearing loss you have, it just won’t work the way you expect it to. This is why we start your consultation with a hearing test.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT BLUETOOTH HEARING AIDS?

Most hearing aid manufacturers produce hearing aids that utilize Bluetooth technology to connect with smartphones, tablets and music-streaming devices. Bluetooth technology provides these capabilities without overly draining battery life, which can be important if this is a feature you anticipate using a lot. Other hearing aids allow you to connect to Bluetooth using an additional device called a streamer.

Most hearing aid manufacturers produce hearing aids that utilize Bluetooth technology to connect with smartphones, tablets and music-streaming devices. Bluetooth technology provides these capabilities without overly draining battery life, which can be important if this is a feature you anticipate using a lot. Other hearing aids allow you to connect to Bluetooth using an additional device called a streamer.

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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT BLUETOOTH HEARING AIDS?

Most hearing aid manufacturers produce hearing aids that utilize Bluetooth technology to connect with smartphones, tablets and music-streaming devices. Bluetooth technology provides these capabilities without overly draining battery life, which can be important if this is a feature you anticipate using a lot. Other hearing aids allow you to connect to Bluetooth using an additional device called a streamer.

are hearing aids covered by insurance?

Each health insurance company has a different policy regarding reimbursement or payment for hearing aids.  Sometimes it’s not the insurance plan that will pay for services, treatments, procedures, and/or devices but the union of an employee or former employee.  Sometimes there is an allowance towards the purchase of hearing aids.

 

The best way to know for sure is to call your insurance plan or union and ask if there is a hearing aid benefit.

 

At  Acoustic Hearing Center we can help you check your hearing aid coverage with your insurance company prior to your appointment.

ARE HEARING AIDS COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Most hearing aid manufacturers produce hearing aids that utilize Bluetooth technology to connect with smartphones, tablets and music-streaming devices. Bluetooth technology provides these capabilities without overly draining battery life, which can be important if this is a feature you anticipate using a lot. Other hearing aids allow you to connect to Bluetooth using an additional device called a streamer.

Each health insurance company has a different policy regarding reimbursement or payment for hearing aids.  Sometimes it’s not the insurance plan that will pay for services, treatments, procedures, and/or devices but the union of an employee or former employee.  Sometimes there is an allowance towards the purchase of hearing aids.

 

The best way to know for sure is to call your insurance plan or union and ask if there is a hearing aid benefit.

 

At  Acoustic Hearing Center we can help you check your hearing aid coverage with your insurance company prior to your appointment.

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Accepted Insurances

AETNA

EMPIRE PLAN NYSHIP
GHI/EMBLEM
HUMANA
MAGNACARE (LOCAL3 and UFT)
MEDICARE

*We accept most
Federal & State insurance plans.