One benefit of being an audiologist is seeing how much someone’s quality of life improves when they start using a hearing aid. Frequently, our patients don’t realize how much they’ve been missing until they see how much a hearing aid changes their life.

It makes me smile when a new hearing aid user comes back and tells me how much they’re enjoying participating in conversations at social gatherings again. Yet, a better social life isn’t the only way hearing aids can improve your quality of life. Other benefits of using hearing aids include:

  • Better personal relationships
  • Decreased risk of dementia, depression, and falls
  • Improved job performance
  • More independence

On the other hand, the negative consequences of untreated hearing loss have been well-documented. Ignoring your hearing loss is closely linked to higher incidences of loneliness, cognitive (brain) decline, and depression. Research has shown untreated hearing loss is even strongly connected to higher healthcare costs.

Since hearing aids can improve your quality of life, we believe you’ll discover they are a worthwhile investment.

How Large Will Your Investment Be?

It depends. The cost of hearing aids can vary greatly. But what most people don’t realize is that the cost of the hearing aid itself is only a small part of the investment. A vast majority of the value comes from the continued aftercare we provide at our clinic following your initial hearing aid purchase. Purchasing hearing aids is only the start of your investment and the start of your journey to better hearing with North Houston Hearing Solutions.

What You Get for Your Investment

Some of our patients are afraid such a significant investment will get them a clunky device like the one they remember a grandparent using. Let’s put those fears to rest. Today’s hearing aids bear little resemblance to the oversized, underperforming devices of the past.

Discreet Devices

Hearing aids are much smaller than they used to be. Several styles of hearing instruments are available. Invisible in the canal styles fit inside your ear canal and aren’t visible to others. Completely in the canal and behind-the-ear devices are nearly invisible.

Noise Reduction

Yesterday’s hearing aids had another problem. They amplified the background noise you didn’t want to hear. Modern hearing aids offer noise reduction to address that problem. The level of noise reduction available varies from hearing aid to hearing aid.

Advanced Technology

Most modern hearing instruments are digital. Many hearing aids offer wireless connectivity to Bluetooth-compatible devices like your smartphone and television.

No one has to know you’re adjusting your hearing aid in public. Many hearing aid manufacturers have developed apps that let you control your hearing aid with your smartphone.

We Understand You’re Making an Investment

We’re sensitive to the budget requirements of our patients. At our hearing center, we work with several hearing aid manufacturers. That gives us the flexibility to find the best hearing aid for your lifestyle and budget.

Insurance Coverage May Help

Our hearing center has relationships with all major health insurance providers. We have insurance specialists on staff who would be happy to check your insurance benefits. After they research your coverage, they’ll let you know whether your benefits cover the hearing assessment, hearing aids, ongoing hearing care, or if there’s no coverage.

At North Houston Hearing Solutions, we’re available to help you invest in your quality of life. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 2003, and earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009. She completed her clinical internships and residency at various facilities within Houston Medical Center. Dr. Brooks is a professional member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA), and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also the vice president of the Louisiana State University Houston Chapter Alumni Association.
    Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive…

    “Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive. Dr Lacey Robinson always takes the time to set my hearing aids exactly the way I want them. I have been a patient since 2008 and will continue to be for as long as they will have me”
    Brian Becvar

    I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me...

    “I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me. She always treats me with respect. I would not consider going anywhere else. She is friendly and always has my best interest in her mind. All the staff is exceptional aswell”
    Dan Payne

    I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service....

    “I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service she and her associates have provided me. She is always willing to help me out even on short notice. I am very happy to have her as my audiologist. She goes the extra mile to ensure I am hearing like I should. Thank you Lacey!”
    Daniel Feuerbach

    Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life…

    “Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life. The hearing aids have reduced the stress in my marriage. We can now agree on the volume on the tv”
    Dennis Agnelly

    The people in the office are very nice and helpful. I love Drs, they are ready to take care of yo…

    “The people in the office are very nice and helpful. I love Drs, they are ready to take care of you even if you don’t have an appointment. I would recommend for anyone who has hearing needs”
    Florangela Ceballos

    I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive...

    “I have been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions since they moved into the new building. Over the years I have purchased several hearing aids. I have only had great service during all the times. I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive. From calling to remind me that it is time to check my hearing aid to helping wade through the insurance paperwork, they were always as nice as can be. I would go nowhere else for hearing aids and the service”
    Marla Lingle

    Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place...

    “I’ve been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions for 5 years now. Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place. She has been great and the staff has exceeded my expectations”
    Robert Bush

    I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits...

    “I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits. As usual she takes good care of us. The hearing aid is great and we are always treated great”
    Ronald Novotny