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Hearing Aid Services

Hearing Aid Services to Fit Your Needs

Hearing Aid Evaluations

If hearing aids have been recommended for you, the audiologist will guide you through a selection process designed to help you choose instruments that will be best suited to your communication needs for work or school, in family or social situations and within your budget.

Hearing aids are available in many different levels of technological capabilities, designs, and at several price points.

The audiologist will also consider any unique circumstances which could affect a patient’s easy use of the devices, such as low vision, manual dexterity problems, poor memory or unusual ear anatomy from hereditary or surgical causes. During this phase of the evaluation, the patient will have the opportunity to listen to the recommended hearing aids, and to discuss any questions or concerns they may have about the fitting or adjustment period.

When costs are a concern, several financing options may be considered. We also work with most hearing aid insurance benefit plans, as well as Worker Compensation claims and are happy to assist our patients with claim filing.

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Hearing Aid Fittings

Once hearing aids have been selected and ordered for you, a fitting appointment will be scheduled, typically within 1 to 2 weeks. At that time, the audiologist will program your hearing aids, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs.

You will be given information and demonstrations explaining:

  • How to use the devices
  • How to put them in the ear
  • How to remove them properly
  • How to change batteries
  • How to care for and clean them

We highly recommend that you invite a family member or friend to come with you to the hearing aid fitting appointment to help remember all the information that is given and to be a support to you. And please remember to bring your glasses to this appointment!

When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different emotions about the sounds you hear. This is normal and to be expected. The goal of the hearing aid is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, but the sound you hear should be clear and pleasant.

We use a very successful approach of gradually re-introducing sounds to new hearing aid patients or for patients that we have identified as having been previously under-amplified. This is generally accomplished over a period of several weeks, which includes several follow up visits for fine tuning and adjusting the hearing aids.

Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with your audiologist, you will get the best possible benefit from your new hearing aids.

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To benefit from quality hearing healthcare services, schedule an appointment by calling Erie Audiology at (814) 833-9533 or click here to contact us today!

Patient Testimonials

"I liked the expertise of Allison Keenan, audiologist, and her knowledge of testing to fit my first hearing aid. Everything I needed to know about my new hearing aid was explained in great detail."

Kathleen A. of Erie, PA

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"They are very professional and helpful and I would not be afraid to recommend Erie Audiology to anyone!"

John H. of Erie, PA

"They were interested in me and how I am doing as a person, not just a customer."

Jack G. of Erie, PA

"Very professional and friendly. The hearing aids are excellent and they will clean and test the aid on a regular schedule (at no charge). Will work with you to make sure that you get the aid you want."

John H. of Erie, PA

"She was very professional but she was very caring. My mother has a unique situation and has a misshapen ear canal and this audiologist has experience with people who have suffered from the exact same thing. So she was very familiar with it and she definitely put my mother at ease. We had a lot of confidence in her that she would be able to help us."

Donalyn S. of Jamestown, NY

"I like the friendly, helpful staff. I like the thorough expectations and helpful recommendations. I like the timely appointments."

Janice R. of Erie, PA

"Knowledge of hearing problems and products offered. Sincere desire to help patients get the best results from their hearing aids. Patience in making adjustments. Good instructions and care of hearing instruments courtesy and friendliness of staff."

Anonymous of North East, PA

"The doctor took her time, wasn't rushed and explained everything in detail. She answered all my questions, especially in the follow-up visits. Very professional group of people!"

Edward J. of Erie, PA

"I appreciated the time spent with me to understand my needs, the one-on-one explanation of options and devices and the follow up visit to fine tune my hearing aids. I felt like everyone in the office cared about me."

Sandra S. of McKean, PA

"The doctor took her time, wasn't rushed and explained everything in detail. She answered all my questions, especially in the follow-up visits. Very professional group of people!"

-Edward J. of Erie, PA

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