Thank you for choosing Cobb Hearing Aid Services to care for your Audiology needs. We know that your hearing health and life style is very important to you, and we are grateful that you have trusted your care to our team. Below are some commonly asked questions related to your Audiology visit.
If your hearing has changed recently or you suspect you have hearing loss, make an appointment with us, as soon as possible. There’s a lot to hear in this world – laughing children, music, the sound of someone you love calling your name – and hearing aids may be able to help you hear them.
Question: I see so much on the internet advertising low price hearing aid or personal sound amplifier products (PSAP’s). Do they work?
Answer: The simple answer is they do work. The problem is they often provided a false sense of hearing improvement which builds on the stigma that hearing aids don’t work.
Question: Should I try a PSAP type hearing device before purchasing a more expensive hearing instrument?
Answer: With the proper counsel from a qualified hearing professional that is a good way to determine the actual hearing benefit.
Question: Do I have a hearing loss or is there more that I need to understand?
Answer: Your hearing loss is only one variable that needs to be addressed. Many other hearing health issues create problems with communication. A complete hearing health history is needed before considering any type of hearing correction.
Question: I was told that I have a “nerve” loss. Do hearing aids help with a “nerve” loss?
Answer: An individual with a sensory-neural (nerve) loss can be successfully fit with hearing instruments. A comprehensive hearing analysis is needed to determine the best solution.
Question: How can a person that is in denial of their hearing loss be encouraged to get help?
Answer: That is a very difficult/stressful problem. Firm but gentle encouragement. Refrain from enabling (doing the listening) for the person with the hearing loss.
Question: Why do hearing aids cost so much?
Answer: That is a question I get a lot. The answer is complex. Research, development and consumer education is expensive. Hearing health care service requires trained technical support from manufacturers as well as from Audiologist or Hearing Aid Specialist. Of the estimated 35,000,000 million in the US with hearing loss only about 2,000,000 million instrument are sold annually.