Allow us to partner with you to find a hearing solution that fits your needs. Our primary focus is solutions, not sales.
- We have a combined 25 years of experience in comprehensive diagnostic audiology and treatment of hearing loss.
- We follow best practices as guided by the American Academy of Audiology and the American Board of Audiology.
- Accessibility is our goal. We strive to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Hearing aids do not restore normal hearing. However, in most cases, hearing aids significantly improve hearing if programmed accurately. There is an evidence-based best practice that achieves this, referred to as Real Ear Measurement (REM). According to recent research, only 30% of audiologists are implementing this in their practice. Drs. Johnson and Rieke use REM consistently.
- Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations
- Wax removal
- Hearing aid consultations
- Hearing aid fittings and follow-up services
- Hearing aid repairs and programming of most hearing aid makes/models. CLICK HERE to see which Hearing Aid Brands we most frequently program.
- Recommendation and/or fitting of other assistive listening devices
It depends. Some insurance companies, such as Medicare, will cover hearing evaluations when medically indicated and with a referral. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Most likely. Most insurance companies do not cover the costs of hearing aids or professional fees.
Hearing aids typically cost $900-$3200 per device (refundable within 30 days). We have a $600 professional fee that is not refundable. If a patient already has hearing aids, our first goal is to make those hearing aids work for the patient. Hearing aid servicing fees range from $25 to $250 per device. For some people, personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) may be an appropriate solution. PSAPs typically cost between $100-$600.
Yes. We work with most hearing aid makes/models. Over-the-counter personal amplifiers are also recommended when appropriate. If you already have hearing aids, we can assess them and, if possible, make adjustments to optimize performance. We work with the following hearing aid companies: Phonak, Starkey, Oticon, Sonic Innovations, Resound, Widex, Siemens (Signia). If you do not see your hearing aid make listed here, we can assess the performance of the hearing aids, but may not be able to make adjustments.
Sensorineural hearing loss. Most age-related, noise-induced and hereditary hearing loss is sensorineural. The hair cells in the cochlea and/or the auditory nerve fibers are damaged. This type of hearing loss is typically considered permanent.
Conductive hearing loss. This refers to hearing loss caused by problems in the middle ear (ear drum, middle ear bones, middle ear space) or outer ear (ear canal). Examples include fluid in the middle ear, ear drum perforation, wax impaction. This type of hearing loss may be repairable.
Mixed hearing loss. This is a combination of a sensorineural loss and a conductive loss.
At your hearing evaluation, if you have hearing loss, we will determine the type of hearing loss using specialized equipment.