Best Practice Pro

Dr. Novick is a Dr. Cliff-Approved network provider following strict protocols and guidelines to ensure the most successful outcomes possible.

Modern hearing aids are available in many different styles of hearing aids (the way they look) and technology levels (basic, mid-level and premium). We will discuss features such as Bluetooth® and other wireless connectivity devices to enhance your listening experiences in a wide variety of situations.

What are best practices and why do they matter to you?

More than just hearing aids - hearing care is a treatment process

Working  with an Audiologist  that follows best practices (just like Dr. Cliff does in his clinics) is the key to a life-transforming hearing care experience. Treating hearing loss properly is complex, and requires a provider willing to invest  the time  and resources in your optimal hearing results.


Only about 20% of hearing providers follow best practices  in audiology...choosing a Best Practice Pro Provider ensures that you will receive hearing care that includes Best Practices -- leading to your best hearing in the situations and with the people that matter the most.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions from our patients about hearing aids, hearing loss and our services. If you don't see your question below, please contact us.

Do I need hearing aids?

If you feel that you are completely mishearing or misunderstanding words during conversation, consistently asking others for repetition, or family members and friends are nagging you to get your hearing tested and “do something about it.” Research has shown the earlier you start treatment for your hearing loss, even if it is just a mild hearing loss, the better off your brain processing will be in the long run.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Hearing aids from our office range from $3000-$7500/pair, depending on the technology level that best matches your listening needs and lifestyle. We provide a comprehensive functional and communication needs assessment to learn more about your listening and brain processing needs to help come up with the best hearing and communication solution for you.

Which brands of hearing aids do you offer?

While we are willing to work with hearing aid products from all of the Big Six hearing aid companies, however we have deep and intimate working knowledge with products from Widex and Phonak.

Do you offer Telehealth?

We gladly offer telehealth for hearing aid remote programming, initial sound sensitivity consults (misophonia and hyperacusis) and initial patient history intake for auditory processing disorders.

Are you an Audiologist or a Hearing Aid Dispenser? What's the difference?

Dr. Novick is a licensed dispensing audiologist in the state of California. A clinical doctorate (Au.D. aka Doctor of Audiology) requires four years of graduate school work beyond the undergraduate college degree.

Audiology students spend many hours in clinical rotations working with audiology supervisors to obtain their experience and knowledge, across various hearing healthcare settings.

Hearing aid dispensers typically only need a high school diploma and need to have a six month mentorship under another licensed hearing aid dispenser or audiologist. Both audiologists and hearing aid dispensers need to pass a two-part hearing aid dispensing exam with the Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Bureau in California.

Do you offer hearing aid financing?

We gladly offer hearing aid financing plans such as 6 months and 12 months, interest free if paid off within 6 or 12 months through Care Credit. Please call our office for further details.