If you have ringing in your ears, difficulty hearing or find yourself asking people to repeat themselves often, we can help make a positive change!
The Audiologist at Valley Regional Hospital will work with you to identify and monitor your hearing loss to ensure prompt medical diagnosis, treatment, and intervention.
Hearing loss is common and should be identified, monitored and treated early on.
People with hearing loss often gradually avoid social situations. At times this can make someone feel left out, confused and frustrated. Research has linked hearing loss to depression, anxiety, stress, increased risk for falls and cognitive decline.
- Hearing evaluations for children and adults
- Hearing aid fitting- prescription Widex hearing aids (adults)
- Hearing aid repairs (Oticon and Widex brands)
- Dispensing of assistive listening devices
- Middle ear assessments
- Custom hearing protection
- Facilitating captioned phones for home (if eligible)
- Hearing Aid Assistance Program- Hear-Up
Other Diagnosis besides hearing loss that may require a hearing evaluations:
Tinnitus (ringing or noise in head/ears), pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, ear pain, ear infections, head trauma, Meniere’s Disease, acoustic trauma, and sudden hearing loss (requires immediate testing and medical follow-up).
Encourage a friend or loved one to seek the hearing support they need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sometimes, depends on insurance company and coverage does vary. We recommended you check with your insurance company regarding your individual coverage.
Traditional Medicare A and B do not cover the fees for hearing aids. Many part C (Medicare Advantage programs) sometimes provide hearing aid benefits that vary depending on your specific policy. Most of these plans contract with a Third Party Administrator for hearing aid benefits and do not have contracts with all facilities. This may require you to travel to a specific facility for hearing aids.
Yes, Medicare usually covers the fee for the hearing test (diagnostic) once every two years.
VRH offers a program called “Hear-Up”. Hear-Up includes new, pre-selected affordable hearing aids that can be re-chargeable and connect to smart phones (if desired). The hearing aid programming/ fitting and several follow-up appointments during a 50-day trial period are included. The hearing aids come with a 3-year repair and loss and damage warranty. Payment plans are available for this program otherwise aids will come with a 15% prompt pay discount.
The test takes 20-30 minutes. The audiologist will also spend 20-30 minutes with you obtaining your hearing health history and then reviewing the results, impressions and recommendations.
VRH does require a physician order for a hearing testing and when this is received an appointment can be scheduled.
Interested in scheduling an appointment? See your primary Care Provider (PCP) for a referral for Audiology at VRH.