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First Visit

We look forward to meeting you!

In order to better prepare for your visit, please bring the following to your appointment.

  • Your insurance cards.
  • Co-payment, co- insurance, and/or deductible (payment is due at the time of service per the terms of your insurance plan unless prior arrangements have been made).
  • Health records or test results, if possible.
  • A friend or family member. We encourage you to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment. A lot of information will be given and it’s always best to have someone else there to help.

Help a Loved One with Hearing Loss

It’s natural to want to help someone with hearing loss.

Being around someone who struggles with hearing loss can be frustrating and put a strain on friends and family, especially when you know that better hearing can improve their quality of life and yours.

Untreated hearing loss can cause a person to lose confidence, withdraw socially, become isolated or even depressed. What appears to be memory loss or dementia may be hearing loss. Depending on the cause of the hearing loss, a person’s balance may be affected.

Trying to get a loved one to take action and deal with their hearing loss isn’t always easy (do the words stubborn and pride come to mind?), but it’s the right thing to do.

We’ve helped concerned family members and friends, just like you, who want to share the gift of better hearing. We can walk you through what to do and say. Don’t wait to help someone suffering from symptoms like these. Be proactive.

How can you help?

  • Share your concerns about their hearing with them. Be tactful and be aware that it’s normal for people to become defensive when you bring up the subject. No one likes to admit it’s their hearing that’s a problem.
  • Encourage them to visit a hearing expert, but don’t get into an argument about it, that’s a lose-lose battle. Mention it and then move to the next step.
  • Call and schedule an appointment with us. Then let your loved one know you did it for them. Most people appreciate your concern and will come in to talk to us and get a hearing test.
  • 1 out of 20 will flat out refuse to go, which tells you that this isn’t a priority for them, or their pride is still getting in the way. Remind them that if they see the hearing specialist and the hearing tests show they don’t have a hearing loss, that would be good news!

Financing Your Hearing Aids

Your investment in better hearing is a time-intensive process that, when all is said and done, benefits your quality of life in ways that you may not have experienced in years.

You may not hear better overnight, but by retraining your ears and brain to process sounds that it hasn’t heard in years — a process we can help you with at Vail Hearing Healthcare — your satisfaction with your devices will continue to increase.

Buying a hearing aid is a big step forward in your life, and we want to make sure you make the best possible decision for yourself. And while there’s no getting around the fact that healthcare is a high-ranking expense for many Americans, we do our best at Vail Hearing Healthcare to help you get the treatment you need with financing options and payments that you can afford.

Our practice specializes in finding the right hearing aid for you. Before you focus on a price or which solution is best for you, you will first need to have your hearing tested. Once it is determined you could benefit with better hearing, we will work with your lifestyle and budget while considering the right device for you. We carry most of the major hearing aid manufacturer brands and models, from entry level to high end. We professionally fit and program your hearing devices to your hearing specifications by our licensed audiologist and all our hearing devices come with a manufacturer’s warranty. We offer counseling and exceptional follow up care after you are fit for the life of your hearing instruments to ensure your hearing needs are being met. We also offer a variety of service plans for aftercare to fit your budget.

We believe that the benefits of wearing hearing aids far outweigh their price.

Hearing Aid Leasing

Before we talk about financing options, you might be surprised to learn about a new and popular alternative to financing your hearing aids that is now available through our office. A 48-month lease program that offers top technology at an affordable price, early upgrade and purchase opportunities, four-year extended warranty, loss and damage coverage, and free service*. 

*Remote fine tuning and service not included

We accept most major insurances

Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover a diagnostic hearing exam only if your primary care physician orders these tests based on symptoms, conditions, or complaints that would require medical treatment. Medicare does not currently cover routine hearing exams or treatment, including hearing aids and exams for fitting hearing aids. Some insurances also provide a hearing aid benefit. If you are uncertain, call your insurance provider.

Accepted forms of payment

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Cash, Check, Care Credit

CareCredit health and wellness credit card for hearing device financing

You shouldn’t have to worry about how to afford the optimal device to fit your hearing needs. That is why we are pleased to accept the CareCredit health and wellness credit card. CareCredit lets you say “Yes” to recommended hearing devices, and pay for them in convenient monthly payments that fit your financial situation.

CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that gives cardholders and their families a way to pay for additional and ongoing care. With special financing options* you can use your CareCredit card again and again for your hearing needs, as well as at 200,000 other healthcare providers.

Apply online for your CareCredit healthcare credit card today.

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Donation Program

If you are in possession of hearing aids that can no longer be of use; we are a collection site for a donation program. This program collects donated hearing aids and uses their parts to provide hearing to those served by the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

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 How to change a battery

 How to clean hearing aid

Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids

Make informed decisions when purchasing your next hearing device using our consumer's guide to hearing aids. This guide provides plenty of tips and information when determining what the best hearing aid is for your specific needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you need more information about hearing loss, hearing aids or accessories, our frequently asked questions section provides answers you’ve been looking for. 

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How Hearing Works

Understanding how the ear works and how we hear is essential to not only properly diagnosing a hearing problem, but also recommending the best treatment for your particular needs.

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Degrees of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss impacts people differently and can be mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound in degree. Understanding the severity of hearing loss is crucial to developing the best approach to treatment.

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Impacts of Untreated Hearing Loss

An overview of the adverse social, psychological, cognitive and health effects that come with untreated hearing loss.

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Information About Hearing Loss

This is an informational page that educates visitors on the many different types of hearing loss.

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Latest Hearing Health News

We provide the latest news in audiology, hearing loss treatment, hearing aids, hearing products and accessories in the hearing healthcare industry.

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Musicians’ Hearing Loss and Prevention

Regardless of what type of music they play, musicians are constantly exposed to high-decibel sounds. Because of this high-decibel immersion, it’s crucial for musicians to wear proper ear protection to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing-in-the-ears sensation. This buzzing, whooshing or hissing is generally not caused by an external source and is often caused by hearing loss or other health issues. Seeking treatment from a hearing professional is essential in diagnosing and treating tinnitus.

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