Hearing aids can range in cost from approximately $850 for a regular, conventional hearing aid, up to $2,300 for a more technologically advanced hearing aid. Additional professional fees apply. Our office works with Care Credit to provide payment options to qualified applicants.
The staff at Central Illinois Hearing will help you determine which hearing aid is best for you based on your preferred lifestyle, needs, and budget.
Health insurance plans may cover some services provided by CIH. Claims will be processed when applicable. To determine eligibility, please contact your insurance carrier.
You don’t have to keep – or pay for – a hearing aid that doesn’t work for you. A different type or style of hearing aid may be selected. In the event, however, that a hearing aid does not meet your satisfaction, and you return the aid within the agreed-upon trial period, you will not be charged for the device.
It is helpful, but not necessary. If a communication problem requires medical treatment, Dr. Groesch will communicate this information to your doctor.
An audiologist is a university-trained healthcare professional who specializes in the identification, assessment, and prevention of hearing loss. Audiologists are specially trained in the non-medical management of communication problems caused by hearing loss.
Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) is noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder.
Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn't a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable. Hearing aids are one option for treatment of tinnitus.
Hearing aids are designed to “aid” a person’s hearing. Hearing aids cannot restore human hearing, nor will they retard the progression of hearing loss. They will help supplement a person’s communication ability in certain environments.
Prolonged exposure to high-intensity noise can cause permanent damage to the inner ear. This damage, which is irreversible either medically or surgically, can cause permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Sources of such noise include industrial and military situations, loud music, and many environmental sources. Hearing protection is vital to prevention of permanent damage and resulting hearing loss.