Q. How do I know what benefits my insurance company provides?
A. When you come in for your consultation, our office staff will
gladly contact your insurance company for an answer.
Q. What insurance does McGuire’s
A. McGuire’s accepts many major
carriers. Please see insurance for a list.
Q. My insurance pays for only a
small part of a hearing device. What other options do I have?
A. McGuire’s offers affordable financing plans, with interest
as low as 0%. (Credit approval is required.) McGuire’s also
sells a wide range of hearing devices, with varying price points.
Our licensed hearing dispensers will help you determine what device
is both appropriate and affordable for you.
Q. My friends bought hearing aids from the newspaper for only $29.
Why are yours more expensive?
A. These devices are not considered hearing devices. They are amplifiers.
A hearing device is a medical device custom fit and custom manufactured
to meet the hearing needs for a specific individual, adding to its
production cost and its value.
Q. What if I purchase a hearing instrument
that I don’t like?
A. New York State has a 45-day trial period, allowing you to test
your device. If there are any concerns about your device, the staff
at McGuire’s will work closely with you to improve its fit,
performance, or use. Our team’s goal is to ensure that patients
enjoy a positive hearing experience.
Q. My hearing loss is manageable. Why should I purchase hearing
devices if I only have some hearing loss?
A. We know from extensive research that when
the brain is deprived of a sensory experience – like hearing -- its ability to hear
and interpret speech will deteriorate. As
time goes on, the brain can lose its ability to understand and process
speech, resulting in greater sensory deprivation.
Q. Why do I need 2 hearing aids? Won’t
1 be good enough to address my hearing loss?
A. The brain is wired to
be “binaural”, meaning that
it requires speech input from two sources – your ears. While
there are people who can benefit from just one hearing device, more
than 95% of hearing-impaired people require two hearing instruments.