Hearing Services Provided at ENT of Yuma
Our audiologist is an expert in evaluation and rehabilitation of hearing impairment. She’s knowledgeable in diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and repairs, assistive listening technology, and hearing protection devices.
Types of Hearing Aids
There are several different types of hearing aids available. Our audiologist will take your lifestyle and personal goals into consideration and guide you to the most suitable choice and hearing aid style.
Receiver in-Canal Aids
These aids look very similar to the behind-the-ear hearing aid with a unique difference: the speaker of the hearing aid is placed inside the ear canal, and thin electrical wires replace the acoustic tube of the BTE aid.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Aids
All parts of the aid are contained in a small plastic case that rests behind the ear. The case is connected to an earmold by a piece of clear tubing.
In-the-Ear (ITE) Aids
All parts of the aid are contained in a shell that fills in the outer part of the ear. These aids are larger than canal aids and, for some people, may be easier to handle than smaller aids.
Invisible-in-Canal (ILC), In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) Aids
These aids are contained in a tiny case that fits partly or completely into the ear canal. They are the smallest aids available and offer some cosmetic and listening advantages.
Hearing Aids FAQs ( Click for answers )
What can I do if I need hearing aids, but can't afford them?
Please let us know your budget and any concerns you have at your initial consultation. We have options available to help you with the purchase of hearing aids, including financing through CareCredit.
Does insurance cover the cost of hearing aids?
Most insurance plans cover the cost of a diagnostic hearing evaluation, less any deductible or co-pays you may have. Some plans do provide coverage for some or all of the cost of hearing aids. Because individual plan coverage varies widely, we recommend you consult your plan for specifics. We verify all hearing aid benefits and provide estimates routinely.
How long do my hearing aids last?
You can expect your hearing aids to provide good service for four to six years in most cases. After that, because technology advances over time and your hearing may decrease further, you may benefit from replacing your hearing aids with newer technology. In addition, hearing aids are exposed to the heat and humidity of the human body every day and require regular service and repairs. Out-of-warranty hearing aid repairs include additional warranties for the manufacturer’s repair. In addition, loss and damage coverage can be purchased separately when your original loss and damage coverage expires or is utilized.