Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are hearing aids expensive?
A: There are many levels of hearing aid technology, and prices vary depending upon need and style. At Life Hearing Clinics we offer a 100% guarantee. If you find a lower price on the same hearing aid, we will refund the difference plus 10% (Must be presented at time of purchase. Some exclusions apply).
Q: Are all hearing aids the same?
A: All hearing aids are not the same. There are huge differences in technology, price, size, and results. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options required, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style the patient will use. Our hearing health care professionals will review all the options with you during your complimentary examination and consultation.
Q: What is Digital Technology?
A: The term digital is used so often today, it can be confusing. When a hearing aid is termed digital, it generally means the hearing aid uses 100% digital processing. In other words, the hearing aid is indeed a complete computer.
Q: I've seen ads for No-Showtm hearing aids you can't see in the ear. Do they really work?
A: Just like all electronics, hearing aid technology has dramatically improved. Our No-Showtm line of hearing aids are 100% invisible; they are as small as a thumbtack and custom crafted to comfortably fit entirely inside the ear canal. They offer amazing clarity and understanding, while keeping your hearing loss confidential.
Q: What are assisted listening devices (ALD's)?
A: You may have certain communication needs that cannot be solved only through the use of hearing aids. Difficulties may arise in hearing the telephone, radio, television, door chime, telephone bell, or alarm clock. Special devices have been developed to solve these type of hearing situations.
While a hearing aid makes all sounds in the environment louder, ALD's and alerting devices can increase the loudness of a desired sound through amplification or a provide a visual alarm (such as a strobe light).
Q: How do I know I need hearing help?
A: Hearing loss can be invisible to the person. It occurs to most people as they age, and it can happen so gradually that typically other people around you will often notice it first. People over the age of 50 should have their hearing tested every two years.
Q: How do I decide wich hearing aid is right for me?
A: Our hearing health care professionals will recommend the most advanced hearing aid that fits your budget. Generally, the more active you are, the more benefit you will gain from the more advanced technology available.
Q: Can I try hearing aids before purchasing them?
A: Yes, at Life Hearing Clinics we offer a 60 day trial period. If you are not completely satisifed, simply return your purchase.
Q: Are all hearing tests the same?
A: There can be major differences in how hearing tests are performed. The Kleindl family practice has been conducting hearing examinations for over 62 years using our own method and technology. At Life Hearing clinics, you will receive a state-of-the-art hearing examination conducted by a board certified audioprosthologist and/or specialist licensed by the FL department of public health.
Q: What happens if my hearing aid needs service?
A: Today's hearing aids are precision instruments. Because they are handled everyday, they eventually need adjustments to keep them working at their optimum performance level. At Life Hearing Clinics, all of our patients receive free adjustments for the life of the product they purchased from us.
Q: How do I know if I am getting the best care?
A: The Kleindl family has been serving the hearing impaired since 1952. As one of the nation's oldest family owned practices with over 70,000 patients served, our state licensed specialists and/or board certified audioprosthologist have only one mission: to serve our patients with the best care and products available.