Ear Institute : Ear Institute Programs

Hearing Aid Program

The Hearing Aid Center, in the Division of Audiology at the University of Miami Ear Institute, offers hearing aid evaluations for individuals of all ages, hearing aid selection, management and treatment options while offering customized products to meet individuals’ needs. In addition to housing the largest hearing aid dispensary in Southeast Florida the Center is also nationally-recognized for their hearing research.

Our services include:

  • Complete Audiological Assessments (hearing tests)
  • Hearing Aid Evaluations and Counseling
  • Real Ear Measurements
  • Hearing Aid Accessories and Batteries
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Amplified Telephones
  • Earmolds
  • Custom Swim/Noise Earplugs

What is A Hearing Aid?

A hearing aid is an instrument designed to amplify sound. Sound is picked up and is transformed into electrical impulses through the system’s microphone. These electrical impulses are carried to the amplifier where, using power from the battery, it increases the electrical signal produced by the microphone. The receiver changes the electrical signal back into sound waves once again and directs this sound into the ear.

While hearing aids cannot restore normal hearing, if fit properly, the can provide an advantage in most situations. The Hearing Center provides hearing aid options from three global manufacturers, Phonak, Oticon, and Audiosync (Starkey) that come in a variety of price ranges, types, and models. This range of hearing aids affords many new technologies and cosmetically-appealing hearing aids from which to choose and at through consultation we will assess your needs to determine which amplification system to best prescribe.

Most of our hearing aids are dispensed with a 2-year warranty and repair; all follow-up services related to the hearing aids are provided at no additional charge during the warranty period. As required by state law, all hearing aids are provided with a 30-day right-to-return policy, which can be extended if necessary.

As coverage for hearing aids varies by insurance company it is important to check your individual plan to understand the terms and conditions.

Who Needs a Hearing Aid?

By assessing one’s medical history, lifestyle and individual needs, clinicians at the Hearing Aid Center can determine which amplification system best suits each individual. To this extent, each individual with go through a comprehensive Audiological evaluation followed by a rehabilitation consultation appointment to ensure accurate selection and fit.

Contact

For questions regarding the Hearing Aid Center, please contact Lindsay Dwyer, Hearing Aid Coordinator at 305-243-1840.