Frequently Asked Questions

Here Are Your Most Common Questions About Hearing Loss

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At Genesis Hearing Center, we understand that hearing loss and hearing aids can be overwhelming without the right information. We are here to answer any of your questions and to help you manage your hearing loss. Our compassionate staff are experts on hearing aid technology and can find the right device to help you hear your best and enjoy life again.

Hearing FAQs

We’ve gathered some questions our patients often ask us. If you have any additional questions or just want to talk to us about your hearing health, then call us today.

Hearing aids won’t return your hearing to the way it was before you had hearing loss, but they will help you hear significantly better. Hearing aids are designed to not only provide volume, but clarity as well. Wearing hearing aids will allow you to hear sounds you haven’t heard in years and will give you the clarity to understand speech.
The more advanced the technology is then the better you will be able to hear. With a higher level of technology you are able to hear clearly and don’t have to adjust the hearing aid as much. However, the level of technology depends largely on your degree of hearing loss and your lifestyle. Talk to us today about what level of hearing aid will be best for you and your listening environments.
OTC (over-the-counter) hearing aids are simple amplifiers. They will only turn up the volume on all the sounds around you. OTC devices may be cheap, but they won’t provide you with the clarity you need to understand speech and to hear in background noise. The hearing aids we sell at Genesis Hearing Center are technologically advanced mini computers designed to help you hear better and help your brain process sounds. We keep our hearing aids affordable so you can hear your best.
Adjusting to hearing aids is different for every person. The best way to adjust to wearing hearing aids is to wear them as much as possible. The more you wear your hearing aids then the quicker your brain can adjust to hearing sounds again. We schedule regular follow-up appointments to check-in and see how your hearing is doing and to make any adjustments to your programming. We want to help you experience better hearing and we will be with you through every step of the process.
Hearing aids typically last 5-7 years. You won’t need to upgrade your hearing aids unless you want to for quite some time. If properly cared for and brought in for regular maintenance and cleanings, your hearing aids will last you for many years. However, many patients like to take advantage of the new technology and upgrade their hearing aids every 3 years when the manufacturers release new technology.
Hearing aids today are sleek and discreet. Many people think of hearing aids from 20 years ago which were big and bulky. However, hearing aids now are very small and nearly invisible. No one will even notice you’re wearing hearing aids, they’ll only notice you’re hearing better. Hearing aids also come in a variety of styles and colors to suit your personal preferences.
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