When should I get a hearing aid? - Family Hearing Aid Center Big Island
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Hilo

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

This is one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves if we have a hearing loss.

In the past, most people would put off getting help until they felt they had to do something. Incredibly, for most that is about ten years from the time they knew they were having problems understanding or missing words in a conversation. One study shows that only 15% of Americans who could benefit from hearing aids are using them.

A recent study from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland has changed how we view hearing loss. Out of the 639 people studied, those with a mild hearing loss scored worse in cognitive tests. The results indicated that their cognitive abilities aged by the equivalent of seven years compared to people with normal hearing.

In other words, the longer you wait, the more you lose, and the faster you lose it.

We understand that many individuals are reluctant to get help for their hearing. Do these excuses sound familiar?

  • I’m too embarrassed to wear a hearing aid.
  • My hearing isn’t bad enough.
  • It would make me feel old.
  • I can get along without a hearing aid.

Maybe even your doctor misinformed you that you have age-related hearing loss and nothing can be done.

How important is it to correct a hearing loss in its early stages?

Even a mild hearing loss can significantly affect your cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being over time.

NOW is the time to get a hearing aid.

Times have changed! Our testing and evaluation protocol is state-of-the-art, and the superb range of high-quality hearing instruments available are digital wonders. Your Personal Sound Device can even be programmed to connect you directly to TV, radio, computer, or phone through advanced wireless technology. The embarrassment of a hearing aid is a remnant of days long past. And—for sure—a hearing aid is not nearly as embarrassing as completely misunderstanding a conversation!

Not sure if you are having signs of early hearing loss? Call any one of our offices and ask for a FREE hearing evaluation. You’ll be glad you did.

YOUR TOP RATED & NEW FAVORITE HEARING SPECIALIST IN HILO AND KAILUA-KONA, HI...

I was very impressed by the quality of the care and the exemplary service that I and my family received! I highly recommend them! They use a variety of tests and spend the time to explain everything to you and they answer your questions very patiently! Mahalo!!! - Barony barony hawaii 5 star review

Came in yesterday for my mother due to an ad invite for a new hearing device and instead got more than we came for, a thorough ear/hearing tests and insurance options expert advice without sales pitch hint. Dr. Wesley Nakamura's patience and knowledge made us feel comfortable and he genuinely wants to help us, putting our best interest first. Neat and clean office with super friendly staff! Too bad Yelp only got 5 stars when I could easily give it a 10! Thank you Wes and the staff !!! Aloha! - Andy andy hawaii 5 star review

I took a hearing test there and had the best experience ever! Dr. Nakamura is really generous, friendly, and heartwarming. He made sure if I felt comfortable when I am in the small room for the hearing test. He knows well with hearing aids and he fixed feedback of my hearing aid like in 5 minutes. The feedback bothered me for a long time but it got so much better. He speaks Japanese very well, too. I would definitely come back to here if I ever get a problem with my hearing aids. Thank you so much!! - Manae mane hawaii 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Audiology office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Hilo Office
417 Kilauea Ave. Suite B-7
Hilo HI 96720

Phone: 808.219.0657

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Kailua-Kona Office
75-169 Hualalai Rd. Suite 302
Kailua-Kona HI 96740

Phone: 808.201.6884

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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