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In the Comfort of Your Own Home

Hearing Paradise provides Mobile hearing aid and hearing testing services for individuals with Medicare Advantage plans and those who don't have hearing aid benefits.

Do you offer financing options?

Financing is available if you don't have any hearing aid benefits through your insurance.

Can I get a same-day appointment?

It is possible but depends on schedule.

Will my insurance cover my visit or Hearing Aids?

To be certain, you will need to check with your insurer by asking if you have any hearing benefits.  They will give you the best answer.

Do you offer hearing aids for those who don't have insurance?

Absolutely! If needed, we can offer financing.

How Do I Know If I Have Hearing Loss?

Typically, it takes people an average of seven years to seek treatment. You may have hearing loss if:

  • You hear people speaking but you have to strain to understand their words.

  • You frequently ask people to repeat what they said.

  • You don’t laugh at jokes because you miss too much of the story or the punch line.

  • You frequently complain that people mumble.

  • You need to ask others about the details of a meeting you just attended.

  • You play the TV or radio louder than your friends, spouse and relatives.

  • You cannot hear the doorbell or the telephone.

  • You find that looking at people when they speak to you makes it easier to understand.

  • You miss environmental sounds such as birds or leaves blowing.

  • You find yourself avoiding certain restaurants because they are too noisy, or certain people, because you cannot understand them.

  • You hear a ringing sound in your ears, especially when it is quiet.

What Causes Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss can be due to several factors such as the aging process, exposure to loud noise, medications, infections, head or ear trauma, congenital (birth) or genetic factors, diseases, as well as a number of other causes. Recent data shows that about 20 percent of adults in the United States (48 million) report some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss often occurs gradually throughout a lifetime.

How do seniors choose hearing aids?

1. Consider Usability Before Anything

2. Determine the Accessories You May Need

3. Go Digital Over Analog

4. Ensure It’s Locally Programmable

5. Select the One with Rechargeable Batteries

6. Check the Trial Period

7. Ensure You Have the Support When Needed

8. Find a Specific Device for Specific Condition

9. Don’t Give Too Much Stress on the Cost

10. Visit an Audiologist Before Buying the Hearing Aid for Seniors

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Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids FAQs

Am I a candidate for an OTC hearing aid?

If you have mild to moderate hearing loss and are holding back because of the cost of hearing aids, OTC hearing aids will be low-cost and will give you a taste of the advantages of better hearing.

An OTC hearing aid will help you if you notice hearing issues only now and again—usually, in noisy places, groups or when you can’t see who is talking.

Often your family and friends will notice your hearing loss first. They might complain that they need to repeat themselves, you don’t hear them shouting from the other room, or you turn the TV volume up high. Learn about these and other early warning signs of a hearing loss.

Who is not a candidate for an OTC hearing aid?

If you are having trouble hearing conversations even in quiet settings or miss loud sounds like cars honking when you drive or announcements in public buildings, your hearing loss may be severe than OTC hearing aids are designed to address, notes the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about the degrees of hearing loss and hearing aids for a profound to a severe hearing loss.

You need to see a doctor quickly if you have a sudden hearing loss. A sudden drop in your hearing (even if it improves), or a hearing difference between one ear and the other, or tinnitus (ringing) in only one ear. These are possible signs of a medical problem. After it is evaluated and treated, you will know what kind of hearing aid will help you.  

What are my chances of being satisfied with an OTC hearing aid?

A recent study showed that "premium" hearing aids have the highest user satisfaction. This preference stemmed from factors related to comfort, specifically how the hearing aids processed background noise and how well the study participants could hear speech in a group setting. Because of the cost of the technology to develop these features, OTC hearing aids are unlikely to be as sophisticated.

Other research indicates that people who've tried out OTC hearing aids greatly benefit from the help of a knowledgeable hearing care provider. This small 2017 trial provides some clues. It tested the outcome when adults aged 55 to 79 years with mild-to-moderate hearing loss chose among three pre-programmed hearing aids on their own for both ears. These were high-end digital mini-behind-the-ear aids, one of several common hearing aid styles.

Why should I see an audiologist even if I choose an OTC hearing aid?

An audiologist is the expert in hearing health care—they can help you find a device and supply tips for you and your individual hearing needs. They will also be able to check your hearing over time to see if it remains stable or worsens. Regular check ins are important: they reveal whether your chosen hearing aid (OTC or prescription) is providing enough sound to meet your hearing needs—or whether you and your audiologist should discuss other options. The common goal between you as the patient and the audiologist as the provider is to help you create a plan and a path toward improved hearing.

Things to keep in mind

  • Is your spouse or others bugging you to get a hearing aid (or wear the one you have)? Close family members can be hurt and angry that you don’t value conversations with them enough to solve the problem. When you choose bad hearing—while other people are complaining—don’t be surprised if they think you’re selfish. On the other hand, if you demonstrate you care, you might be surprised by their gratitude.

  • Do you find your grand-kids impossible to understand? You’d have more fun in their company if you could chat with them if you treat your high-frequency hearing loss.

  • Are you unable to participate in business meetings? Parties? Dinners at a long table?  

Those are all strong reasons to take action before your hearing declines further. If cost is truly the issue, watch the news: OTC hearing aids could be in-between step, or a life-changer, on your path to healthy hearing.

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