"The Hearing Care Center staff is knowledgeable, personable, and available when I need them. They have helped me for 17 years since I found out I could not hear/understand my granddaughter. Try them and I think you will like them as much as I do."

~ Joe C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the life expectancy of a hearing aid?

A. A hearing aid can last between 5 and 7 years with proper care and routine checkups.


Q. Can I take it swimming or wearing it in the shower?

A. Not typically. Moisture can be extremely damaging to a hearing aid; however, there are some hearing devices that are water resistant. We recommend you always check that your devices are water resistant before wearing them in a humid or high-moisture area. If your devices do end up getting wet, you should dry them immediately and store them in a hearing aid dehumidifier.

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Q. Can I get by with just one hearing aid?

A. It is most common to wear two hearing devices because you are given two ears to hear with, and you want to assure you're getting the same amount of sound levels to both ears. In cases where hearing loss is present in only one ear, only one device is required.


Q. How do I get used to hearing aids?

A. It can certainly take time to get used to hearing aids, and how quickly you adapt can depend on how long you've had untreated hearing loss. Hearing Care Center will help you familiarize yourself with your new devices and make small adjustments for an easy and smooth transition.

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Q. How often should I get my hearing checked?

A. We recommend our patients come in for a yearly hearing screening. Make it part of your routine. Schedule your hearing screening when you schedule your eye exam and your dentist appointment.


Q. How do I get the most out of my hearing aid batteries?

A. When activating your new batteries, remove the tab and leave your batteries exposed to the air for 5 minutes before inserting them into your device. This will increase the length of your battery life.

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Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers

Remember that it takes time to get used to your hearing aids, and don't get frustrated when you first start wearing them. It is important to be patient in order to see results.

Contact us today for a free hearing consultation.

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Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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