Would You Like Us to Check Your Benefits on Your Behalf?

One of the main questions that many of our patients ask is, “Does my insurance cover me for hearing aids?”

Whether your health insurance is private or it’s one of the many rewards for dedicating your life to your career and country, it can be confusing to know exactly what you’re covered for.

Whereas some providers will only cover you for a hearing assessment, others cover you for a premium level of technology and care.

But with so many different policies, different levels of cover, and pages upon pages of paperwork, many of our patients are unsure to what they’re covered for.

The good news is that we can help.

If you’re unsure what you’re covered for, then we can contact your insurance provider and ask the right questions to find out exactly what you’re covered for on your behalf.

Simply complete the secure form on this page and we’ll reach out to your insurance provider before contacting you to share exactly what you’re covered for and invite you for an appointment.

Check Your Insurance Benefits

Basic Hearing Test

A basic hearing test begins with an air conduction test. You will be seated in a soundproof booth and single-use, foam earphones will be inserted into your ear canals. The Audiologist will ask you to push a button or raise your hand when you barely hear a series of beeps (tones) presented at various frequencies (pitches) to obtain your air conduction thresholds.

To determine whether your hearing loss is a conductive (mechanical) loss, sensorineural (permanent) loss or combination of the two, we perform a bone conduction test.  

For this test, a head band is place on the bone behind one of the ears to obtain your bone conduction thresholds. This process provides a different form of sound transmission using vibration, which bypasses the eardrum and the middle ear bones and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. When you hear the beeps/tones, you will push a button or raise your hand.

If bone conduction thresholds are better than air conduction thresholds (through the foam inserts), you have a conductive hearing loss. This suggests a problem with the mechanical structures (moving parts) of the ears.

Conductive hearing loss is often a medically treatable condition for which we will provide you with a referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. However, if bone and air conduction thresholds match, it indicates a sensorineural hearing loss (permanent), and the treatment will likely involve hearing aids.