Hearing Loss | Hearing Aids | Tinnitus

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus and more.
Answered by the experienced audiologists at Greentree Hearing & Audiology.

Do you staff Audiologists or Hearing Aid Dispensers/Dealers?

Greentree Hearing and Audiology has three Audiologists, including two Doctors of Audiology. Russ Pickett, Sherry Pickett and John Scarlas are some of the top hearing care professionals around. You can read more about our experience, education and training in hearing healthcare on our About Us page.

I'm not sure if I have hearing loss. What should I do?

We recommend you schedule an appointment for a hearing test. We will evaluate your symptoms and let you know if you have a treatable conditions. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of excessive cerumen (earwax). Other times, there are other medical conditions involved. Either way, we can get you the answers you are looking for.

I struggle to hear in noisy environments, will hearing aids help?

Yes, you will hear better by allowing your brain to receive more speech information. The digital advancements in hearing aids allow for selective reduction of frequencies where competing signals exists without negatively affecting the speech frequencies. Advanced hearing aids can also automatically adjust the scope of what we hear, removing competitive sounds that challenge our understanding.

Do people usually need 1 hearing aid or 2? Why?

Most patients have a treatable hearing loss in both ears. This requires a binaural fitting (two hearing aids). In some cases, only one hearing device is recommended.

Do you only carry one brand/manufacturer or many hearing aid brands?

At GreenTree, we are proudly independent and will fit you with the best possible hearing system for your needs. We carry hearing aids from the top manufacturers. You can read more about our products on our Hearing Aid Brands and Styles page.

Can your practice treat ringing ears (tinnitus)?

Yes, we can. Tinnitus is often correlated to a treatable hearing loss. Amplification often helps reduce the severity of the tinnitus. When amplification alone isn’t enough, we have additional tinnitus solutions to help you. Contact us to schedule a consultation here.

If you have more questions, you can always contact us. We’d be happy to answer more of your questions. Of course, to get specific answers to your needs, it would be recommended to contact us to schedule an evaluation.

Online Resources for those with a Hearing Loss

Living with hearing loss brings many challenges. Here are helpful links to many hearing resources.

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