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Frequently Asked Questions about hearing and hearing aids

FAQ’s About Hearing Aids


Did you know that people who need hearing aids wait an average of seven years before actually getting their hearing checked? This is primarily because of deeply held societal issues with the stigma behind looking “old” with a hearing aid.

In this blog, we share with you some of the Frequently Asked Questions our patients have regarding hearing and hearing aids. Hopefully, one of these questions will answer yours!

How do I know if I need to get my hearing checked?

This is a top FAQ as patients try to gauge just how bad their hearing should be before they come in and see our audiologist. Three reasonably common clues are: 

  1. Having a hard time hearing in business meetings
  2. Turning the television up really loud and/or turning on closed captioning
  3. More difficulty hearing children and women than men

How can hearing aids help with tinnitus?

Some hearing aids can provide relief for the ringing and buzzing tinnitus sufferers experience with tinnitus. White noise and other sounds (such as ocean waves, for example) can be programmed into hearing aids to provide tinnitus relief.

I can purchase hearing aids at big-box retailers for less money – why should I buy hearing aids from you?

There are several reasons why you should purchase your hearing aids directly from ExcelENT. A customized fitting for your hearing aid is crucial to optimum hearing success, and you won’t get this from mail order or big-box retailers. Basically, with hearing aids, there is no such thing as “one size fits all”!  

What can I expect during a hearing test appointment?

First of all, it is not painful at all! We will first sit down with you and ask some specific questions about the different challenges you’ve experienced. We will look inside your ears, possibly with a video device. You will go into a soundproof booth, and we will administer an audiometry test so that we can identify the frequencies you cannot or have difficulty hearing. 

Hopefully, the answers to these frequently asked questions give you the boost and encouragement you need to pick up the phone and make an appointment to come see us today!

Get a 30-day reduced cost trial today on hearing aids from ExcelENT of Alabama in Birmingham, AL

If you’re looking for a new hearing aid, don’t put off making an appointment. We can conduct testing and get you fitted with a hearing aid that meets your exact desires and goals. 

Enjoy hearing the TV again and listening to simple conversations with ease. Click here to schedule an appointment online, or call one of our caring office staff to discuss coming in at a time that’s best for you: 205-988-6858. 

We are centrally located in the Birmingham market, and we treat all types of issues dealing with the ear, nose, and throat. Patients rave about our results, and our compassionate clinical staff will resolve your problems with the utmost care and professionalism. Reach out to us today! 

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