Services at Hearing Aid Consultants of CNY

The first time you enter our office, you will be treated like family. Our experienced front office staff, and providers will start to build a report by asking questions. We want to make sure we get every detail as every detail is important in helping someone hear better!

At Hearing Aid Consultants we provide a wide range of services for our patients. Ear protection, custom earmolds, hearing evaluations by NYS licensed hearing aid dispensers, and medical hearing evaluations by an audiologist, hearing aid repairs, hearing aid diagnosis, hearing aid candidacy, hearing aid fitting, counseling about hearing loss, hearing tests for everyone from infants to centenarians, and much more!

Our Audiologist, Judy McMahon, also performs Central Auditory Processing Evaluations, which are specialized educational assessments for ages six through adult.

We currently don't have a special treatment program for tinnitus (ringing in the ears). However, most hearing aids now have a tinnitus relief program that can be activated to relieve some of the ringing and make it less noticeable.

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Free demo of hearing technology

Free Demo

When you come in to Hearing Aid Consultants for an appointment and free demonstration, we begin by discussing your hearing healthcare history, needs, concerns, and expectations because everyone's situation is different. We then obtain a baseline of your hearing to determine if you are a candidate for hearing devices. We will perform an in-depth hearing evaluation in a sound treated booth, which is the gold standard in obtaining accurate and complete results. The examination results will allow us to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss.

If you are a candidate, we show you hearing aid style choices and explain the very different types of technology that are appropriate for you. By also discussing and considering your hearing needs and lifestyle, physical limitations, and budget, we're better able to fit you with the best hearing aids for you! We'll also program and let you hear what hearing aids sound like in your ears. If you'd like to try them, we'll order the hearing aids for you, and you'll be able to take them home and begin your trial period. Wearing them in your own environments allows you to see what a difference they can make in your life, and what the environment sounds like. Depending on the style of instrument, in some cases we can fit you on your first visit to us!

Our hearing aids are always backed by a 60-day evaluation period.

Styles of Hearing Aid Technology

We offer many different styles of hearing aids including:

In the Canal (ITC) Sits in the ear and is one of the most commonly used hearing devices. ITC hearing aid
Half Shell (HS) A custom hearing aid, designed to fit snugly in the canal. Half shell custom hearing aid
Full Shell (FS) A custom hearing device designed to sit fully in the ear. Full shell hearing aid
Completely in the Canal (CIC) Rests in the ear canal and requires a custom fitting that results in a barely visible device. CIC hearing aid Oticon
Invisible in the Canal (IIC) Similar to CIC but smaller and sits further in the canal. It’s the least visible of all the models. IIC hearing aid
 
Behind the Ear (BTE) Hooks over the top of the ear and rests behind it. BTE hearing aid Oticon
Mini Receiver in the Ear (RITE) Similar to the BTE type but smaller, with a tube that fits in the ear. Open Fit RIC hearing aid Oticon
Power Behind the Ear A slightly larger BTE, designed to increased amplification for severe hearing loss. Power BTE hearing aid
 

What Style is Right For You?

Different styles of devices have been developed based on configuration and severity of your hearing loss. The style does not dictate the level of technology (basic, mid-range, advanced and premium) chosen. Once your provider has completed your hearing evaluation, this information will be used to discuss which hearing aid style best fits your needs!

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Brands and Manufacturers

We participate with major manufacturers including EarQ, Oticon, Starkey, Resound, Widex, and Signia. We always fit our patients based on a collaborative consultation! The patient is an integral part of the conversation.

The Latest Technology

The latest hearing technology connects directly to your smart phones and devices. This allows you to use your phone as a remote control for your hearing aids and some even take phone calls. The chip that manufacturers use in these devices is thinner than paper and about the size of three poppy seeds.

Ask us about these iPhone-direct devices during your appointment.

Follow-Up Care

Hearing aids should be adjusted when you feel like your hearing has changed or when you think something doesn’t sound right. Hearing aids should also be cleaned monthly. This is very easy to do and we will show you how. Just like with any electronic device, repairs are typically required. It is hard to say how often repairs will be needed, but most can be done right in the office with a simple appointment. What is included with my purchase from your practice? It depends on the level of technology, but many come with a three year loss and damage warranty from the manufacturer. All EarQ hearing aids come with the longest hearing warranty around, the Secure 4-Year Warranty.

We offer hearing protection for hunters, concert goers, musicians, car enthusiasts, lawn maintenance, and more. We also offer sleep plugs.

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Hearing Health Insurance

Insurance and Financial Information

Hearing Aid Consultants of CNY accepts most insurances. Many times insurance companies providing hearing aid benefits will provide the same reimbursement whether the provider is in- or out- of network.

Call today and we will help you determine the hearing aid coverage you hold!

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We take every type of major credit card. We also offer financing through CareCredit with 6-12 months of no-interest payments. You can actually apply right in the office and it takes 5 minutes.

Helpful Tips

Q. I have new hearing aids and I’m having trouble adjusting; what tips can you give me to make this transition easier?

I would contact our office and make a list of issues you’re having. You would be surprised that a small adjustment might actually take care of a lot of your troubles. But we won’t know unless you explain this to us. We hear these troubles a lot, and usually know exactly what we should adjust to get you hearing better.

Q. I have a family member with hearing loss and communication is getting difficult; what can I do?

Approach your family member and let them know how you feel. It is usually helpful if you explain that their hearing isn't just affecting them, but it’s also affecting their loved ones. Also let them know that you care about them and enjoy when they are a part of the communication.

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Baldwinsville

3452 State Route 31, Suite 2
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

(315) 409-7138

Cortland

9 Church St.
Cortland, NY 13045

(607) 218-3433

Ithaca

2333 N. Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 216-6471

Syracuse

1011 West Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

(315) 314-8501

Fayetteville

7211 East Genesee St.
Fayetteville, NY 13066

(315) 446-0055

Skaneateles

27 Fennell St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

(315) 685-8117

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Baldwinsville

3452 State Route 31, Suite 2
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

(315) 409-7138

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