Did you know 1 in every 15 teenagers has hearing loss?
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5432 Bee Ridge Rd.
Suite 140
Sarasota, FL 34233

Frequently Asked Questions

Hearing test at Physicians Hearing ClinicWhat should I expect during a hearing aid evaluation?

First, you will have an audiologic evaluation to determine the degree and type of hearing loss. The audiologist will also test your word understanding and difficulty hearing in noise. Based on the results of the testing and a discussion of your lifestyle, needs, and hearing difficulty, the audiologist will explain what hearing aid style and technology would be the best option for you. Our audiologists believe in educating and involving you in the decision process. We will not simply recommend one thing. We will have a discussion on what’s available, help you understand your hearing loss, and explain the options that may be best for you.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Hearing aids range in price. The technology inside the hearing aid drives the cost. The style or the way the hearing aid looks typically does not affect the cost. During your hearing aid evaluation, your audiologist will discuss your needs and lifestyle and recommend the technology that will best suit your hearing needs.

What if I do not want to purchase the hearing aids once I try them?

In the state of Florida, you are entitled to a 30-day trial period. During that time period, you are also able to exchange the hearing aid for another style or technology if need be. Our audiologists are committed to finding the hearing aid that best suits you prior to the end of the trial period.

Hearing aid batteriesHow often do I have to replace the battery?

You will need to replace the battery every 7 to 10 days. Your audiologist will instruct you on how to do this.

What is a telecoil?

A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows the hearing aid to receive sound through the circuit instead of the microphone. The telecoil allows you to hear better in public facilities that have installed a hearing loop. Many theaters, churches, and businesses in Sarasota are looped, and a telecoil is an option that your audiologist will discuss with you.


Repair and Maintenance


Swimming in a poolMoisture is one of the leading causes of repair. Although most hearing aids are moisture resistant, it is recommended that you avoid excessively humid or moist environments while wearing the devices. Always remember to remove your hearing aid prior to getting in the shower or going swimming.

Be sure to open the battery door any time the hearing aid is not in your ear. This will allow the battery compartment to dry out and prevent the battery from draining while not in use.

Do not expose your hearing aid to extreme temperatures. Do not leave it in the car in the heat or in direct sunlight.

Woman using hairsprayLadies, do not spray hairspray on your hair with the hearing aids in your ears. Apply hair products to your hair and allow your hair to dry before putting your hearing aids in. Also, remember to wash the makeup off your hands before handling your hearing aids in the morning.

Use the tools we provide to clean your hearing aids. Avoid putting sharp objects into the hearing aid. We will instruct you on how to clean the wax out of the hearing aid. Please follow our instructions and use the tools we give you.

EarQ Secure WarrantyAll hearing aids come with a repair warranty. The warranty can range from 1 to 4 years. If something happens that we cannot fix in our office, we can send the hearing aid to the manufacturer for repair. If you are still in warranty, there will be no charge for that repair. Repairs made after the warranty ends range in price, and we will provide an estimate prior to completing that repair.

For the best coverage, ask us about the Secure Warranty by EarQ, available on all EarQ hearing aids through us as the exclusive EarQ provider in the area!



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The Hearing Evaluation
Learn about the process and what to expect
Hearing aid device
The Cost of Hearing Aids
Learn about pricing
Hearing aid batteries
Learning how and when to replace them
Repair and Maintenance
Tips to keep your device in top condition for years to come
hearing technology
communication tips