Hearing Care FAQs

Check out some of the most common questions we get asked about hearing aids, affording them, and caring for them.

Do I need a hearing aid(s)?

A recommendation for a hearing aid by one of our physicians or audiologists is based on many years of experience helping patients with similar difficulties to the ones you may be facing now.

Which device and style are right for me?

Each person’s hearing difficulties are unique.  Our audiologists have a great deal of experience in assisting patients in selecting the proper device to address their specific issues.  We offer many styles including daily and extended wear devices, in the ear style (ITE) devices, and behind the ear (BTE) style devices.

Does a hearing aid require a lot of maintenance?

Generally hearing aids require simple daily cleaning and the batteries need to be changed about once a week.  Some hearing aids have rechargeable battery options.

Are hearing aids waterproof?

There are several waterproof hearing aid options available to suit patients that have an active lifestyle.  Speak with one of our audiologists to find out more.

How much do hearing aids cost?

The cost of hearing aids varies based on the level of technology, which is determined mainly in part by your lifestyle needs.  Hearing aids can average $1000-$3500 per device.

Does my insurance pay for hearing aids?

Some insurance policies do have a benefit that may cover some of the cost for your hearing aid(s).  We will be more than happy to check your benefit for you and inform you of that benefit if it’s available.

Are there financing options available?

Virginia ENT is proud to offer financing options available at no-interest charge.  Speak with one of our audiologists for further information.

How long will it take for me to get my new hearing aids?

There are several factors involved in scheduling a fitting appointment; however, we should be able to have you fit with your new device(s) within 2 to 3 weeks depending on the type of device and customization needed.

So, now what?

If you are ready to start the process or if you simply just want to learn more, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our audiologists for a hearing aid evaluation.

Hyperlinks/Resources

  1. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of hearing
  2. American Academy of Audiology
  3. American Association of the Deaf-Blind
  4. American Athletic Association of the Deaf
  5. American Deafness & Rehabilitation Association
  6. American Hearing Research Foundation
  7. American Society for Deaf Children
  8. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  9. Phonak Hearing Aid Manufacturer
  10. Siemens Hearing Aid Manufacturer
  11. Widex Hearing Aid Manufacturer
  12. Oticon Hearing Aid Manufacturer