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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.