Hearing Tests and Hearing Loss

When you hear better, you live better.

At America’s Family Doctors we believe treating hearing loss is key to preserving your overall health and safety. That’s why we’ve partnered with Physicians Hearing Network to bring our patients the best hearing health care directly in our practice. This gives patients the advantage of getting screened for hearing loss on-site and the convenience of in-office hearing health care services.

SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS

  • Do you prefer the volume of the TV or radio louder than most people?
  • Do you have difficulty hearing on the telephone?
  • Do you experience ringing in the ears?
  • Do you find it difficult to hear when someone talks to you from behind?
  • Have you been told you speak too loudly?
  • Do you believe people sound as if they are mumbling?
  • Do you have trouble understanding others in noisy environments?
  • Do you ask others to repeat what was said during a conversation?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should have their hearing tested?

Every patient should be considered for a baseline audiogram.

If you are over 50 years old, you should have a hearing test every three years, and once you are over 65 years old, it should be scheduled annually.

In addition, if you are currently experiencing hearing loss symptoms such as difficulty understanding words, having to increase the volume of the television or radio, or if you are frequently asking others to speak slower, more clearly and louder, we recommend you schedule a hearing test.

Last, if you currently wear a hearing aid, you should have a hearing test performed regularly to ensure the proper performance of your device.

Is there a charge for the hearing test or consultation?

No, the hearing test and consultation are complimentary.

How long will the hearing test take?

The test should not take longer than 30 minutes.

What is the cost of hearing aids?

PHN offers hearing aids starting at multiple price points depending on the level of technology. There is a wide range of technologies available to fit the patient’s individual needs and budget.

Some of the hearing aid technologies available include:

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Smartphone compatibility
  • TV and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Music and media streaming
  • Faster, high-performance platform
  • Full remote fine-tuning solution

Insurance:

During the consultation, PHN will verify if the patient’s insurance plan provides hearing aid benefits.

Is it possible to receive insurance benefits?

During the consultation, PHN will verify if your insurance plan provides coverage.

How soon will the new hearing aids be ready?

For the most part, patients are fit with a hearing aid within a week.

HEARING TECHNOLOGIES


One of the most common hearing loss treatments is the fitting of hearing aids. Hearing aids are a type of amplification device that makes sounds easier to hear. However, all hearing loss is unique, and a Hearing Service Provider can help you choose and adjust the technology that is right for you. Hearing aid technologies available include:

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Smartphone compatibility
  • TV and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Unparalleled streaming and connectivity
  • Full remote fine-tuning solution