Hearing loss affects the whole family; communication is a key part of maintaining healthy relationships with people you care about. A person with hearing loss might think they are “getting by” guessing at words they miss – but these guesses are often incorrect – leading to a range of reactions from laughter, to confusion, to anger.
Generally, if you have a hearing loss in both ears then you will need two hearing aids. There are cases where only one aid is recommended. During your evaluation we will determine the best option for you and discuss the pros and cons of one verses two hearing aids.
Hearing evaluations are not covered by insurance, but we provide them free of charge. At your appointment we can contact your insurance company to find out what benefits you have for hearing aids.
Hearing aids range in price from $1,000-$2,700. Please remember that we offer a sliding fee scale based on household income. A couple can earn as much as $36,000 a year and still qualify for reduced fee services.
Individuals whose hearing loss is treated show significant improvements in the quality of their lives. With hearing aids, they enjoy improvements in their relationships at home, with children and grandchildren, and in their confidence, independence, and life outlook. They are more involved socially and in their communities, and report feeling greater security and positive mental health. Family members tend to observe all of these benefits to an even greater degree.
No. Just call our office and schedule a Consultation. We can discuss you difficulties and help get the services you need.
Does he/she have trouble with any of the following:
You may schedule a screening by calling Angie Rikard at 704.523.8027, extension 25. You may schedule an evaluation by calling one of our scheduling specialists at the same number, extension 18.
When you receive your case history and other information in the mail or download these forms, you will also be provided with the name of the therapist who will be doing the testing. You may want to prepare a young child for testing by making comments such as “We’re going to Miss Jen’s office to play games. She will have toys and books and all sorts of fun things for us to play with there”. When you arrive at the CSHC and enter the waiting room, there is a staff board with a picture of each therapist and a paragraph that tells a little about her. Help your child find the therapist you’ll be working with in the evaluation. You may make it a game with an older child by spelling out the therapist’s name and having him find her picture or describing her and letting him guess which person will be his therapist. If you and your therapist decide that you will not be in the room for testing, the therapist will make sure to show your child the observation room where you’ll be waiting.
At the end of the evaluation your therapist will discuss the diagnosis and explain to you your options for therapy. If you decide to pursue therapy at the CSHC, the therapist will complete a scheduling list form with you highlighting your preferences for days and times you’d prefer to have your session. If one of our therapists has openings that match your availability, you may be placed on her schedule immediately. If a therapist is not available during your preferred time, your name will be placed on a scheduling list and you’ll be contacted as soon as there is an opening.