Hearing aids are small electronic devices worn in or behind the ears to improve hearing loss. Their different styles and features can make choosing a hearing aid difficult. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best hearing aids in Tallahassee, examining factors like sound quality, comfort, appearance, features, customer service and cost.
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Benefits of hearing aids for kids, seniors and adults
Nearly 3 million Floridians have hearing loss, according to the Florida Department of Health. They include kids, seniors and adults with all degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound. Many wear hearing aids, which use a microphone, amplifier and speaker, or receiver, to send louder sound to the ear.
The benefits of hearing aids in Tallahassee include:
Improved ability to listen, communicate and participate in daily activities
Better physical and mental health
Reduced tinnitus symptoms
What types of hearing aids are available in Tallahassee?
Modern hearing aids are digital and come in various styles.
Hearing aid styles
Behind the ear (BTE)
Sits behind the ear with a tube connecting to an earmold or earpiece
Good for all degrees of hearing loss
Most noticeable type of aid
$1,600 - $2,800
Smaller BTE with thinner tube; variations include open fit, receiver in the ear (RITE) and receiver in canal (RIC)
Less visible than BTE; comfortable, less feedback; doesn’t plug up ear
Earwax can clog speaker
$1,600 - $2,800
In the ear (ITE)
Custom-fit in outer ear
Many available features
Wind noise; earwax can clog speaker
$1,600 - $2,800
In the canal (ITC)
Custom-fit partly in ear canal
Small aid with more features than CIC
Can be hard to adjust; earwax can clog speaker
$1,700 - $2,900
Completely in the canal (CIC)
Custom-fit completely in ear canal
Most discreet aid
Few extra features
$1,700 - $3,000
Hearing aids are different from personal hearing amplifiers, also called personal sound amplifiers. Hearing amplifiers should not be used by those with hearing loss, the Food and Drug Administration says.
How to choose a hearing aid in Tallahassee
Consider the following factors when choosing a hearing aid in Tallahassee:
Your degree of hearing loss
Recommendation from a hearing care professional
Comfort and fit
Your manual dexterity and the device’s ease of handling
Included services (e.g., cleanings, adjustments, annual hearing tests)
Warranty duration and coverage
Hearing aids in Tallahassee are available with many features:
Noise and wind reduction
Multiple frequency channels
Bluetooth connectivity/direct audio input
Getting a hearing aid test and fitting
If you have signs or symptoms of hearing loss, visit your primary care doctor or an ear, nose and throat specialist. A physician can rule out a medical reason for your hearing loss and restorative medical or surgical treatment, then refer you to an audiologist or hearing aid specialist in Tallahassee.
An audiologist or other hearing care professional can measure your hearing loss and, if you are a candidate for hearing aids, discuss product options.
After you choose your hearing aid and it’s ready, an audiologist or other hearing care professional will program the device and set it up for use. Before leaving, you should know:
How to insert and remove your hearing aid
How to clean the hearing aid and recharge/replace the battery
How to use the features
What to expect as you adjust to your hearing aid
How long your trial period is (30 days or more) and refund details
Whom to contact if there is a problem
When your follow-up appointment is
How much do hearing aids cost in Tallahassee?
Most hearing aids in Tallahassee cost $1,000 - $4,000 each, including testing and fitting, warranty and services like adjustments, cleanings and yearly hearing exams.
Most health insurance plans do not cover hearing aids, but check yours to be sure.
Many hearing aids in Tallahassee are available for purchase with financing options. If you are a veteran, you can receive hearing aids through the Department of Veterans Affairs. AARP members can save on hearing aids in Tallahassee and get other benefits through the AARP Hearing Care Program.
Eargo hearing aids, designed for mild to moderate hearing loss, are sleek, small and comfortable and have rich sound. You don’t need to see an audiologist or have an audiogram before buying. Customers like how Eargos are nearly invisible and praise the company for offering a 45-day trial period.
Miracle-Ear has been committed to hearing solutions and leading-edge technology since 1948. Hearing aids come with an industry-leading three-year warranty and lifetime service and aftercare from licensed and trained professionals. Customers in Tallahassee give the local Miracle-Ear center five-star reviews.
Zounds was started by an engineer and father of a hearing-impaired child who wanted to improve on existing hearing aid technology. Devices come with features like rechargeable batteries, noise cancellation and remote control. Customers say Zounds’ monthly payment plans are convenient and affordable.
Beltone uses the latest technology to develop hearing aids, apps and accessories. Its seven different models all come with BelCare, which includes a one-year warranty and lifetime inspections, cleanings and hearing exams. Customers like the customer service at Beltone’s Tallahassee location and appreciate having two-year protection for change in hearing loss.
ReSound’s hearing aids, wireless accessories and apps are built to personalize a user’s hearing experience. Customers can contact the company for help finding a hearing care professional. Reviewers include highly satisfied ReSound users and those who second-guess their purchase.
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids, selling devices in more than 100 countries. Get a free, no-obligation trial of any Widex hearing aid through a partnering practice. Some Widex users are satisfied with their hearing aids, while others say they’ve needed repairs and replacements.
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