Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Hearing Loss Treatments Center Boise ID

Hearing loss treatments centers provide services including comprehensive audiological evaluations, acoustic immittance measures, auditory brainstem testing, hearing aid testing and more. See below for local businesses in Boise that give access to hearing protection dispensing, hearing enhancement, as well as advice and content on assistive listening devices.

Treasure Valley Hearing &
(208) 350-6272
1084 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
Services
We provide hearing evaluations for all ages. Tinnitus evaluations and solutions, batteries, custom hearing protection and molds for MP3 players, swimming, hunting, etc. We clean and check all brands of hearing aids. We sell batteries, amplified telephones and anything else necessary for your ears!
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Treasure Valley Hrg &
(208) 546-0415
1463 Caldwell Blvd Ste 54
Nampa, ID
Services
The Friends & Family Better Hearing Program extends to employees, their friends and family, an exclusive hearing health benefit offering free testing and discounted hearing products. It provides you access to a relationship with the most experienced professionals in the industry, top quality patient care and and access to exceptional technology
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Regional Hearing And
(208) 643-0848
3345 Merlin Dr Ste 200
Idaho Falls, ID
Services
Testing (all tests include history and otoscopy)Adult Hearing Comprehensive Hearing evaluation (standard hearing testing protocol):Pure tone Air and BoneSpeech threshold Discriminat Tympanograms ReflexReflex dec Screen: Pure tone air only Central Auditory ProcessingComprehensive Hearing evaluation Central Processing test batterySpeech in noise comprehension testing HINT (Used by some government agencies) SPRINT (MilitaQuick SIN Aided threshold Pediatric Hearing Newborn (Standard Protocol, p
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Pocatello Hearing Zone
(208) 904-0459
4155 Yellowstone Ave Pine Ridge Mall
Pocatello, ID
Services
What We Do We are committed to excellence in service. At Hearing Zone, you will be treated with kindness and respect. You will receive the most excellent technical service available from some of the most experienced and caring professionsals in the country. You will also be offered competitive pricing made possible by our three state buying power. We look forward to helping you hear better soon!
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment
Payment
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Valley E N T Group P A
(208) 816-4083
330 Warner Dr
Lewiston, ID
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Treasure Valley Hrg &
(208) 546-0415
1463 Caldwell Blvd Ste 54
Nampa, ID
Services
The Friends & Family Better Hearing Program extends to employees, their friends and family, an exclusive hearing health benefit offering free testing and discounted hearing products. It provides you access to a relationship with the most experienced professionals in the industry, top quality patient care and and access to exceptional technology
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Hearing Aid Counselors
(208) 944-2564
1239 Poleline Rd E Ste 314C
Twin Falls, ID
Services
•  Comprehensive Hearing Testing •  Hearing Aid Demonstration •  Speech Discrimination Testing •  Insurance Assistance •  Hearing Educational Seminars •  Aural Rehabilitation •  Extended Warranties •  Special Financing OAC* •  Free Hearing Screenings •  Tympanometry •  Hearing Aid Sales •  Coping Strategies •  Referral Programs •  Assistive Devi
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Treasure Valley Hearing &
(208) 350-6272
1084 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
Services
We provide hearing evaluations for all ages. Tinnitus evaluations and solutions, batteries, custom hearing protection and molds for MP3 players, swimming, hunting, etc. We clean and check all brands of hearing aids. We sell batteries, amplified telephones and anything else necessary for your ears!
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Hearing Aid Counselers
(208) 650-4081
1534 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
Services
• Free Hearing Screenings• Tympanometry• Hearing Aid Sales• Coping Strategies• Referral Programs• Assistive Device Sales• Offsite Assistance• Battery Club• Comprehensive Hearing Testing• Hearing Aid Demonstration• Speech Discrimination Testing• Insurance Assistance• Hearing Educational Seminars• Aural Rehabilitation• Extended Warranties• Special Financing OAC
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Regional Hearing & Balance
(208) 881-9505
32 Madison Professional Park
Rexburg, ID
Services
Testing (all tests include history and otoscopy) Adult Hearing Comprehensive Hearing evaluation (standard hearing testing protocol): Pure tone Air and Bone Speech threshold Discrimination Tympanograms Reflexes Reflex decay Screen: Pure tone air only
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Hearing Loss Help » Seven Myths Hearing People Harbor Concerning Hard of Hearing People

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Hearing loss is typically misunderstood by the general population. Thus, it is not surprising that many hearing people have bought into the following 7 myths regarding hearing loss and the people with these losses.

Myth No. 1. Hard of hearing people are less intelligent than “hearing” people. Thus, they attach this social stigma to having a hearing loss. This myth is so deeply ingrained in the general population that even today most hard of hearing people refuse to wear hearing aids for fear of being thought stupid. The truth is, hard of hearing people are just like other people. Some are smart and some are not. Don’t blame any perceived lack of intelligence on hearing loss. Place the blame where it should be—on communication difficulties.

Myth No. 2. Wearing hearing aids returns hearing to normal. Not true. Hearing aids can improve hearing—typically reducing the hearing loss by half—but never bring it up to normal. Thus hard of hearing people still have a hearing loss even when wearing their hearing aids. They often need to supplement what they hear by using assistive devices, by speechreading and by using other effective hearing loss coping strategies.

Myth No. 3. Hard of hearing people have selective hearing. They only hear what they want to hear, but they can hear if they really want to. While it is true that hard of hearing people do indeed have selective hearing, it is not because they don’t pay attention. Rather, it is because their ears do not hear certain frequencies of sounds. They have no choice over which sounds they hear and don’t hear.

Myth No. 4. Only old people have a hearing loss. Not true. Because of excessive noise exposure, taking medications that damage ears, ear infections and other factors, hearing loss affects children, adults and seniors alike. One study showed that on any given day, 15% of the children in elementary schools have a significant hearing loss.

Myth No. 5. When you have a hearing loss you somehow (magically) become a good lip reader. Thus, since hard of hearing people can read lips, it doesn’t matter whether they hear or not. Fact: lip reading, (now more correctly called speechreading) while invaluable, is far from perfect. Only about 30% of English sounds can be easily read on a person’s lips. That leaves the hard of hearing person guessing at the remaining 70%. While a few are remarkably good at this, no one is perfect.

Myth No. 6. If a hard of hearing person can’t hear you, raise your voice at them. The truth is, most hard of hearing people need you to speak up just a bit, but they really want you to face them, then speak slowly and enunciate clearly. This is because when you lose some of you...

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