Hearing FAQs

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  1. Why does it seem like people are mumbling?
  2. Do I need a doctor's referral to come for a hearing evaluation?
  3. How much do hearing aids cost?
  4. Why do hearing aids cost so much?
  5. I thought that hearing aids would help me hear better in background noise.  Why am I still having problems?
  6. Are hearing aids or any of your services covered by BC Medical (MSP)?

What is the best hearing aid?

This is a questions I get asked often. The answer is not a simple one. To find the answer, read this short article I wrote for the column in our local paper.

Finding a hearing aid that works for you

Why does it seem like people are mumbling?

Most hearing losses begin with losing the ability to hear the soft high frequency sounds.  Because consonants fall in this range, a person with even a mild hearing loss will feel like people are mumbling.

Do I need a doctor's referral to come for a hearing evaluation?

No.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Although hearing aids can cost as much as $6,500 for a pair, a lot of our clients enjoy all the benefits of restored hearing, like effortlessly following conversations in most listening situations, for a lot less. Hearing aid costs start at $2,800 for a pair.

You may also be eligible for coverage through:

  • WorkSafe BC
  • Indian Affairs
  • Veterans Affairs
  • the RCMP
  • Ministry of Housing and Social Development
  • your private medical plan
  • other

Why do hearing aids cost so much?

The easy answer is simple economics: The ratio of research and development investment to the number of devices sold is high, which contributes to a higher price for the customer. But consider this: at Campbell River Hearing Centre, the cost of your hearing aids also includes listening enhancement therapy and unlimited follow-up appointments and hearing tests. When averaged over a minimum hearing aid lifespan of five years, they generally come in at about $60/month – a reasonable investment for restored hearing.

I thought that hearing aids would help me hear better in background noise.  Why am I still having problems?

Understanding conversations over background noise is the most common complaint of people with hearing loss. In most cases, this problem can be greatly reduced, or even eliminated, with a properly fitted hearing aid and additional listening enhancement therapy.  If problems persist, we can adjust the amplification of certain sounds or make other advanced adjustments to reduce background noise significantly. If there’s ever anything bugging you about your hearing aids – anything – bring them in and we’ll adjust them for you at no extra cost.

Are hearing aids or any of your services covered by BC Medical (MSP)?

No.  BC Medical does not cover any costs for hearing aids or hearing services.  You may be eligible for coverage through some of the third parties listed below.  Feel free to contact us for more information.

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Remember, we’re here to help you hear better, but it has to start with you. Call us today at 250-914-3200, or visit us at our Campbell River Office.

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