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FAQ

Most asked questions about hearing health and hearing aids.

Friends at the beach enjoying their time being able to hear clerly with hearing aids

Frequently Asked Questions

Our audiologists will administer a full hearing test, including a tinnitus evaluation (also known as a tinnitus test) to identify the type and cause of your tinnitus. Sometimes tinnitus occurs alongside hearing loss, so it is important to have a full picture of your hearing health.

Sensorineural hearing loss, the most common type of hearing impairment, is unfortunately irreversible. This type of hearing loss can be successfully managed with hearing aids though. While hearing aids will not restore your hearing to what it used to be, they can greatly help by providing you with amplification and clarity.

Hearing aids have a typical lifespan of 3-7 years. How long your devices last you depends largely on the type of hearing aid, how well you care for them, and how often you bring them in for routine maintenance.

Hearing aids are incredibly durable and are water resistant, but they are not waterproof. You should never wear your devices in the water, while swimming, or in the shower. They are sturdy enough to withstand moisture and sweat, but you should do your best to keep them dry.

Hearing loss is due to damage to the hearing nerve, resulting in difficulty hearing soft and spoken sounds. Auditory processing disorder is when you can hear auditory information fine, but your brain has a difficult time understanding the information it is hearing. For an accurate diagnosis of hearing loss or an auditory processing disorder, it’s important to visit First Coast Audiology for a full hearing exam.

If you have a diagnosed hearing loss, it’s best to manage it as soon as possible with hearing aids. When left untreated, hearing loss can have a negative effect on your quality of life, including depression, social isolation, cognitive decline, and even dementia. It’s important to manage hearing loss at the first signs to keep your brain healthy and functioning its best.

Pricing and Service Fees

New patients receive a comprehensive Communication Needs Assessment. We test in quiet and in noise. You will be asked to complete some pretesting functional questionnaires. Your results will then be reviewed and together we will determine the best plan of treatment for your specific needs.

We offer a one-week hearing aid demonstration. This gives you time to see if hearing aids are right for you. This also helps us determine the best level of technology and style for your lifestyle.

If you currently wear hearing aids and feel you are not hearing well, we will do a hearing test and perform Real Ear Measurements. Real Ear Measurements are the gold standard used to determine whether or not a hearing aid user is receiving the precise level of amplification needed at every frequency to achieve the best speech understanding. Your hearing aids will be reprogrammed based on these measurements.

Speech & Language Services

All therapy and treatment services are private pay. We will provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. To learn more about pricing and general out of network benefits, please contact us at (904) 501-2280. To learn more about your specific plan’s out of network benefits, we recommend calling your insurance company.

We accept all major credit cards, HAS, and FSA cards.

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