Hearing Aids and Amplification Solutions
In addition to diagnosing and treating conditions of the ear, the UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids also offers a number of assistive hearing devices and amplification solutions.
Options for Those With Hearing Loss
The center offers a comprehensive program for the evaluation and fitting of state-of-the-art amplification devices, including:
- Digital hearing aids
- Programmable hearing aids
- Conventional hearing aids
- Disposable hearing aids
We work with several manufacturers to provide options for even the most difficult hearing losses.
Bone anchored hearing aids
The bone anchored hearing aid is a special device for those with a medical condition that may prevent them from wearing standard hearing aid technology.
Middle ear implantable hearing aids also are available for people who have difficulty with conventional styles of hearing aids.
Assistive listening devices
In addition to hearing aids, audiologists fit many other devices to assist with hearing on the telephone, as well as alerting and signaling devices. We have a demonstration center where patients can try out the devices.
Hearing aid supplies and repairs
The center has batteries available for different hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
We can also make many repairs in our hearing aid laboratory. If we can't fix the aid in our lab and need to send it away for repair, we have temporary hearing aids available for use.
Insurance Coverage and Payment Programs for Hearing Aids
UPMC's Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids has a billing specialist on-site who will assist in determining your insurance coverage.
Several programs are available to help patients manage payments for hearing aids that insurance rarely covers, such as through the local medical bureau and philanthropic organizations.