Hearing aids are small, battery-operated amplifiers worn in the ear. Small microphones are used to pick up sounds in the environment. These sounds are then made louder so the user can hear these sounds better. Hearing aids do not restore your hearing to normal. They do not prevent the natural deterioration of hearing, nor cause further deterioration in hearing ability. However, hearing aids often improve one’s ability to communicate in everyday situations.
If you are interested in learning more about hearing aids and amplification options, we recommend that you attend our free seminar that will provide an overview of hearing loss and amplification. The next seminar will be:
||Wednesday, February 17, 2016
||2:30 to 4:00 PM
||Siteman Cancer Center - Barnes West, Bldg 2
10 Barnes West Drive, 2nd Floor conference room
St. Louis, MO 63141
There will also be a class offered to provide an overview of wireless technology for hearing aids. This class will review what is meant by wireless or Bluetooth and what options are compatible with hearing aids. This seminar will be held:
||Thursday, February 25, 2016
||1:00 to 2:30 PM
||Center For Advanced Medicine, 3rd Floor Conference Room #2
4921 Parkview Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63110
If you would like to attend either seminar, please call (314) 362-7489 to RSVP.
Hearing aids are available in many different styles and technology levels. For more information on hearing aids and the hearing aid services at Washington University, click on the following links.
Hearing Aid Styles
Features of Hearing Aid Technology
What to Expect at My Hearing Aid Fitting
What to Expect from My Hearing Aids
Pricing and Financial Support
Hearing Aid Care and Maintenance
We are happy to provide a financing option for hearing aids through Prosper Healthcare Lending. Prosper Healthcare Lending is the premier financing company in the healthcare industry. With over $3 Billion borrowed and over 250,000 people empowered, this is a name and a program you can trust. Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from Prosper Healthcare Lending:
- Immediate decisions without affecting your credit!
- Longer terms for lower monthly payments
- No collateral required
- No prepayment penalties
- Fast & easy loan inquiry process
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For more information on hearing aids and auditory rehabilitation, please visit the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology.