Colorado Springs Audiology, Inc.
Mountain Time USA
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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For Physicians and Allied Healthcare Providers
Physicians' greater awareness of both the physical and psychological effects of hearing loss can help their patients more fully enjoy life. For more information, contact the Better Hearing Institute.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?
What we can do for YOUR patients:
Why Should I Refer to Dr. McHugh?
Physicians and staff have referred their patients when:
What are the best ways for me to screen MY PATIENTS for hearing loss?
Geriatric (60 years and older):
Adult (25-60 years)
ChIldren (5-25 years)
Children (2-5 years)
Self assessment questions to ask ADULT and GERIATRIC patients:
Have your patients answer the following form with either "Yes," "Never," or "Sometimes."
Does a hearing problem:
Tabulate the patient's score using the following scores:
Taken from Ventry & Weinstein (1983) in Guidelines for Audiologic Screening, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Panel on Audiologic Assessment), 1997.
Free Hearing Exams for your Patients
We provide most brands of hearing aids. The two main considerations when fitting aids are the style (in-the-ear, in-the-canal, completely-in-canal, or behind-the-ear) and circuitry. Higher technology hearing aid circuits are usually programmed by computer. The primary benefit is the ability to fine tune the instrument to your patient's particular hearing needs. Costs range from $1200-2400 per hearing aid.
Insurance Coverage for Hearing
There are very few insurances that cover the cost of hearing aids. At best, there is a discount applied if a provider agrees to take a certain insurance, but in our experience, the fee the patient ultimately pays is rarely lower than ours. I find this deceptive, so I do not accept insurance. If the patient wants to send it in to see if insurance will pay something, we will provide them a superbill.