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HEARING AID FAQS
DO YOU OFFER A TRIAL PERIOD FOR HEARING AIDS?
Yes, Accura offers a 60-day trial period following the fitting of your hearing aids. During this period, you can switch styles, models, technology level, or even return the instrument to us outright. It is NYS law to provide a 45 day trial period for all hearing aid purchases.
DOES INSURANCE COVER HEARING AIDS?
As there are many insurance companies and even more individual plans, there is no one answer. We highly recommend coming to us first to discuss your insurance benefits as many "benefits" could significantly limit your hearing aid choices, and ultimately your success and satisfaction. Prior to your appointment to discuss treatment options, we will identify what benefits your insurance plan offers. At your free consultation, you will have all the information in order to make an informed decision.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCING OPTIONS?
Absolutely. We offer financing with zero percent interest. Ask about this option at your appointment for more details.
SOME PLACES ADVERTISE "FREE BATTERIES FOR LIFE", DO YOU?
With all hearing aid purchases, we provide a supply of batteries to last approximately 1 year. Companies offering "free batteries for life" typically will raise the price of their hearing aids to cover battery costs. Currently, a very popular hearing aid choice is a rechargeable model that doesn't require batteries, making this a moot point.
CAN I GET BY WITH JUST ONE HEARING AID?
If you suffer from hearing loss in both ears, it is generally the recommendation to acquire 2 hearing aids. There are many advantages to getting both ears fit including better hearing in noisy conditions, balanced hearing, better localization (knowing where the sound is coming from), among others. Recent advancements in hearing aid technology made it possible for the right and left hearing aid to communicate wirelessly, further improving their function in background noise. One hearing aid is obviously better than nothing, but two are far superior than one, when appropriate.
CAN I SLEEP WITH MY HEARING AIDS IN?
There is only one hearing aid on the market that is intended to be worn 24 hours a day, and that is Phonak's Lyric. Lyric is classified as an "extended wear" instrument, meaning it remains in your ear for up to 3 months, without coming out. With Lyric, you can choose to sleep with your device on, off, or in a "sleep" mode. But keeping your device in the on-mode can give you the assurance that you are hearing important sounds at night, such as smoke detectors, phone calls, security alarms etc.