Frequently Asked Questions
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Audiologists are the only hearing professionals that hold a Master’s or Doctoral degree, and are licensed to identify, evaluate, diagnose and treat audiological disorders of hearing.
Our audiologists have been providing hearing healthcare to central Indiana for more than 35 years. Your hearing is too important to trust to a salesperson. Whisper Hearing Centers is backed by the physicians and surgeons of Otolaryngology Associates to ensure we are able to treat more advanced ear disorders and to provide for your entire hearing healthcare. We know that our patients and their hearing losses are unique, and we are proud to offer our patients superior technology options.We strive to provide you with optimal hearing as well as an optimal experience in our offices.
If you have any concerns about your hearing, you can start by taking our “Hearing Quiz”. Your next step would be to schedule an appointment with one of our audiologists. An audiologist is a hearing health professional who identifies and measures hearing loss. A thorough hearing evaluation can identify the type and degree of your loss. The audiologist can then make appropriate recommendations based on your these results.
Hearing technology will help by amplifying sounds in the frequency range of an individual’s hearing loss. Digital hearing devices can be adjusted for an individual’s unique type and configuration of hearing loss. Our audiologists will be happy to discuss and recommend the appropriate level of technology based on your individual needs. You can also experience a free hearing aid demonstration with devices that have been programmed to fit your hearing loss.
No, hearing aids simply bring the level of loudness to a comfortable range for you. In fact, research has found that hearing aids can preserve the ability to understand speech because they allow the sensory cells in the inner ear to stay active.
If you have a hearing loss in both ears, then the recommendation is yes. The ability to identify where sound is coming from and understanding conversation in noisy environments is improved when two hearing aids are worn.
Most hearing technology is not covered by insurance but there are some insurance policies that do have a benefit. Please contact your insurance provider regarding those details. You should discuss payment options with your audiologist before services are rendered. Interest free payment plans are available.
Whisper Hearing Centers offers hearing technology in a wide range of functions and styles. Your audiologist will help you make the choice that is perfect for you. They will consider your hearing needs, your budget, your lifestyle and your individual hearing preferences.
It may take some time to get used to a hearing aid. All of our hearing aid technology comes with a 30 day trial period during which you can try the hearing device and return it for a refund if you are not satisfied.
This can vary with insurance benefits and technology level.
Most hearing devices are replaced every 4-6 years due to improvements in hearing aid technology and increased costs of hearing aid repairs.
Your Whisper Hearing Centers audiologist will help you make the choice that is perfect for you. They will consider your hearing needs, your budget, your lifestyle and your individual hearing preferences. Your audiologist will make a recommendation for hearing aids that are most appropriate for your hearing loss and listening needs.