Hearing Aids And Lifestyle

There’s a hearing aid for every budget and lifestyle.

Whether you want a small device that integrates the latest technology or would rather have a more basic model that’s easy to use, there is a hearing aid that is for you!

Hearing Aids and Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle is very important when choosing the right hearing aid. To get the most out of your appointment, you should consider the environments you are in that are most affected by your hearing loss. When you consider your lifestyle and personal needs, it will be easier to determine the best hearing aid(s) for you.

There are several lifestyle types but there are a few to consider that may apply to your life;

  • A quiet lifestyle where you find yourself spending most of your days in a quiet environment. Your communication is limited between 1-2 other people in a quiet room. You may talk on the telephone or watch TV most days.
  • A moderately active lifestyle incorporates the quiet lifestyle, but you get out sometimes and encounter busier environments such as the grocery store, the bank or a quiet restaurant (3-4 people sitting around your table).
  • An active lifestyle involves many different environments so you may find yourself attending events with large groups of people or crowded events or go to busy restaurants.
  • Or, maybe you experience a combination of these lifestyles.

When determining what hearing aid is best for you, it is very important to consider how your hearing aid will enhance your experiences. We want your hearing aid to fit in seamlessly with your lifestyle.

Cost of Hearing Aids

The price of hearing aid solutions is based on several factors so the cost of hearing aids can range. Criteria that can affect the price of hearing aids include:

  • Technology level
  • Features
  • Style of hearing aid
  • Size

There really is no one-size-fits-all option in terms of hearing aids so it is not easy to determine a flat cost that applies to everyone. Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center offers a risk-free hearing aid trial because it is important to purchase a hearing aid that offers you what you need in terms of style, usability and features so you can get the most personal benefit out of your investment. Hearing aids can and will change your life if you choose the option that works best for you long-term.

Which Hearing Aid is Right for You?

With the ever-growing list of options these days, selecting the best hearing aid for your needs can seem daunting. Many factors will determine the best model of hearing aid for you, including your unique hearing ability, lifestyle requirements, budget, and preferences for specific features and hearing aid styles. At Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center, we’re experts at making this an easy and straightforward process so you can find a hearing aid that best suits you.

The first step to finding the right hearing aids for you comes with a hearing evaluation, allowing us to determine exactly which features will work the best for you. If it is determined that you would benefit from a hearing aid, we will be happy to discuss all your options with you in detail, so you feel comfortable with your decision.


Hearing is an important sense that many people take for granted. We use our hearing to communicate, listen to music, and enjoy television with the volume on high. Hearing aids are devices that amplify sound by making it louder so you can hear better. This page will answer some of the most common questions about how hearing aids work and what causes hearing loss and much more!

How Much Are Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids can be expensive, but there are many ways to find discounted or free hearing aids. You may qualify for a discount at your workplace, through the Veterans Administration, and/or as part of an insurance plan that you might already have with another company like HMOs. Whatever the final cost, most hearing professionals do offer financing plans. Please contact our office for more information at 775.882.3277.

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

At its most basic, a Hearing Aid is a microphone which converts sound into electrical signals (usually by amplifying or lowering frequencies). This signal then needs to be amplified again and is transmitted to the ear canal via a receiver or speaker.

How Can I Recognize Hearing Problems?

Losing your hearing is a gradual process. There are often no signs or symptoms of this loss until it becomes too severe for you to function properly in everyday life, and even then family members might not notice the change without asking questions about how they’re doing! Here are some important points that can help determine whether someone has hearing issues:

  • Do I have trouble understanding conversations?
  • What does my conversation partner sound like from more than six feet away?
  • Do I have difficulty hearing what is said unless facing the speaker?
  • Do I prefer the TV or radio volume louder than others?
  • Do I experience ringing or buzzing in my ears?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, you may want to schedule a consultation with us.

What Are The Most Common Causes of Hearing Loss?

Why is it so hard to hear? There are many causes of hearing loss, each with their own unique effects. Some common ones include excessive noise exposure, genetics, birth defects and infections that affect the ear or head area. What’s more: as we age our hearing worsens naturally too.

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Medicare doesn’t cover hearing aids or exams for fitting hearing aids.

To learn more about the hearing aid styles or the manufacturers we carry, feel free to call us or explore the information on our website. It’s our goal to reconnect you with the world again and provide clear hearing day in and day out. We look forward to serving you and your hearing health needs.

Find the perfect hearing aid that fits your lifestyle at Sierra Nevada Hearing Aid Center