Frequently Asked Questions

What causes hearing loss?
Hearing loss is caused by many different factors. The 4 most common factors are

  • Age
  • Noise exposure
  • Genetics
  • Medical problems such as middle and outer ear disorder.

Why do my ears ring?
Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus has many different sources. The most common is simply a loss of hearing that has damaged the nerves in the ear. Other reasons are wax in ear canal, medications, ear infections or even circulatory problems.

How young can you have your hearing tested?
All ages can be tested, even as early as newborn. Different ages require different methods, but everyone can be evaluated.

Does insurance cover testing?

Yes. Most insurance companies will cover testing.

Do I need a referral for an appointment?

Most of the time, no referral is needed.  If a referral is needed, we will advise you and will be happy to work with you and your physician to continue to monitor your progress.

How do I know if a hearing aid is what I need?
Testing your hearing is the only way to determine if you need a hearing aid, but if you have problems understanding conversations in a noisy or even a quiet environment and sounds are unclear through the TV, you are a very likely candidate.

Do insurance companies cover hearing aids?
Unfortunately no, even though there are a few insurance companies that do, the majority do not. You can purchase hearing aids with check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, or through our financing options.

Can I wear the smallest type of hearing aid that is not noticeable?
The type and size of hearing aid you need can only be determined after testing is done. Each case is different and each hearing aid has a different degree of power.  Dr. Lorber will recommend the appropriate aid for your loss.

What type of hearing aids can I purchase? 
Two types of hearing aids are available: Analog and Digital.

  • Analog hearing aids have a volume control and they amplify all sounds.
  • Digital hearing aids are automatic and programmable. This means that they can be re-adjusted over time as your hearing changes. They also help separate speech from noise.

How soon can I get an appointment?
We will do our best to work around your schedule. Usually a day or two, and sometime the day you call. We realize how important your time is and we try to get you in as fast as possible.