"Dr. Ledbetter has got to be the first doctor that I have seen with—and for—my Mom. She is the most attentive doctor ever! She actually took the time to get to know my Mom just chatting about life in a very relaxing & cozy atmosphere. I sat with Dr. Ledbetter while Mom was in 'the box.' She was so sweet with Mom. Looking forward to the next visit!" — Terry R.
When it comes to your hearing, it’s important to put your care in the hands of someone you can trust. Sometimes when people discover they have hearing loss, they want a quick answer and get a store-bought hearing aid, buy a hearing aid online, or get something known as a Personal Sound Amplification Product (PSAP). If you are noticing signs of hearing loss, the best thing you can do is see an audiologist. At Ledbetter Audiology in Bellmore, New York, we will be able be able to form a relationship with you, get to know your hearing and lifestyle needs, and help you find your best option.
Our audiologist, Jennifer Ledbetter, has over 20 years of experience in the hearing healthcare field. She is highly qualified to diagnose your condition, provide you with treatment options, and create an open dialogue to answer your questions, monitor your progress, and increase your quality of life. We are a resource for our patients and focus on building long term relationships. You will not receive the same quality of care from a hearing aid bought at a store.
When you’re experiencing hearing loss, it can be tempting to check out a chain store for hearing aid options. While this may seem like a good idea because it can be cheap and easily accessible, buying from a chain store is not taking a comprehensive approach to your hearing health. A store is just offering you a product. If you have any condition that is causing you to experience loss, you will not get a diagnosis from a chain store.
Your options are also limited. The hearing aids the store provides may not be a good fit for your particular hearing loss, especially when you haven’t been to an audiologist and you don’t know the nature of your condition. When you visit an audiologist, they will be able to test your hearing, diagnose the type of loss you have, and find the best hearing aid for your lifestyle and budget.
It is important to note that many devices at these stores aren’t truly hearing aids, rather they are PSAPs. A hearing aid is a high-tech device that takes years of research and development to make. They do more than simply amplify sounds. PSAPs tend to turn up the volume of everything around you, which makes it more difficult to follow conversations and filter important sounds from background noise. While a PSAP may seem like it costs less, you may end up spending more money in the long-run if you choose this route. Many people find that these devices don’t work and end up keeping them in a drawer.
When you visit an audiologist, you come in for an appointment focused solely on you, your hearing, and how you can increase your quality of life. You have a support system and are forming a relationship that will help you now and in the future. Getting a hearing aid is just a small part of the overall process. There is also the initial care, maintenance, assistance, and hearing aid servicing.
With an audiologist, you will receive a comprehensive examination before a hearing aid is prescribed, have the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss your options. You will have a place to go to for hearing aid maintenance, service, adjustments, and follow-up care for your hearing aids. If you start your hearing journey with an audiologist, you will have the peace of mind of knowing the type of hearing loss you have and which options are best for you. The hearing aids offered through an audiologist include advanced technology specifically chosen to fit your hearing loss and lifestyle needs.
At Ledbetter Audiology, we provide specialized service and care dependent on each patient’s needs. All of our hearing aids have a two year maintenance plan which includes battery replacement. With our care, you can rest assured that every aspect of your hearing is being accounted for.
It is not uncommon for people to be concerned about the costs of hearing aids. Hearing aids are an important investment, and patients who choose to purchase hearing aids discover they are well-worth the cost.
It’s important to remember that hearing aids require advanced technology for them to perform the way they do. Like smart phones, they have to pack a lot of technology in a small package. The main function of a hearing aid is to replicate how your brain receives and processes sound. They also need to help you identify what the sound is, where it’s coming from, and help you filter out background noise. Some users also want hearing aids to be almost invisible, which means the small packaging and advanced technology costs more than PSAPs you could find at a store.
Hearing aid technology has advanced to make everyday life easier. These devices are now integrated with smartphones and apps, allowing you to control the settings, listen to music, and talk on the phone more effortlessly than ever before. They also help with tinnitus, make sound clearer, and process sounds appropriately.
Hearing aids do more than simply process sound, and all of the advanced features of today’s devices and the expert care you receive contribute to the overall cost. Having the freedom to hear again and reconnect with the things you love is well worth the cost.
At Ledbetter Audiology we accept most major insurance carriers and offer private financing through our office.
We will help you find the right hearing aid for your needs, your lifestyle, and budget. If you have any questions about the costs of hearing aids, do not hesitate to ask us. We understand that purchasing a hearing aid is an investment in your lifestyle and we want to help you find the best option.
Take the next step to better hearing and contact us to make an appointment.
During your first appointment you will meet with our audiologist, discuss your concerns, and have your hearing tested. From there, we will provide a diagnosis, explain your condition and provide information to help you understand your condition and treatment options. We are fully qualified to fit you with hearing devices if needed.
We believe it’s important for patients to make informed decisions. To ensure our patients have access to the information they need, we have several online resources. If you have any other questions, please give us a call.