Please note our new procedures:
As of May 18, 2020, we will be open by appointment only. Masks required – inside and at curbside.
In-office visits only when necessary. Most hearing aid services will be performed curbside or via telephone/ video-conferencing.
We are a well clinic. If you are ill or have a fever you must reschedule your appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment - stay in your car and call the office number.
Sale of batteries and other accessories available curbside
Remote programming of hearing aids available for some products.
Free Online Hearing Screening
We're excited to announce our new free online hearing screening. Please note that this does not replace an in-person hearing evaluation, however, it may indicate the need for further hearing testing and evaluation.
Our diagnostic hearing testing is thorough and detailed—we have great experience in working with a variety of individuals all with unique needs. We have the time to devote to you!
You can expect to be with us for about an hour while we take a thorough case history to understand your concerns and then customize the testing and solutions to meet your needs. Results for all tests are available immediately with a written report provided to the patient. You can count on continuity of care from a team dedicated to your well-being.
Buying Hearing Aids at CHSC
Experience the Difference
The need for hearing assistance varies widely among individuals—it is not one size fits all! That is why you should expect personalized service with solutions customized for your particular needs, not a warehouse approach.
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center has been part of the Greater Cleveland community for almost 100 years. We’re proud of the supportive services we offer including:
- Wide selection of hearing aid products and services
- Highly skilled team of audiologists with over 100 years of combined experience
- Research-based, progressive agency focused on continuous education
- Ability to work with individuals of all ages and abilities with solutions tailored to the individual’s needs
- Full support system: In addition to hearing testing, product selection and follow-up appointments, we also offer speech and language therapies and aural rehabilitation to help you get the best benefit from your hearing aids
Hearing Aid Selection
Understanding that hearing needs are very specific for each person, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center offers the best variety of top name brands to meet your specialized needs.
As we work with you, we will consider the following factors:
- Your hearing loss: How much difficulty are you having?
- Your lifestyle: in which listening environments do you spend most of your time?
- Your dexterity: Are you able to manipulate small items?
- Your vision: Are you able to see small items?
- Your budget: We will work within it!
From value to premium options, our hearing aids are highly customized to meet your lifestyle and hearing needs. All hearing aids have a 30-day right to return period.
For those with normal hearing who need a boost in specific situations, CHSC also offers PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products) for purchase at all our locations.
If you are looking for the best hearing aid service in the Cleveland area and are interested in talking to an audiologist about hearing aids or other assistive devices, please contact one of the offices below to schedule a hearing evaluation and/or hearing aid consult.
- University Circle – 216-231-8787
- Lyndhurst – 216-382-4520
- Broadview Heights – 440-838-1477
- Westlake – 440-455-9898
Or, you can simply fill out our form below and one of our specialists will be in touch to assist you.
Hearing aids range in price based on style and technology. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is pleased to provide three hearing aid payment options to meet the various needs of our patients.
- Self-Pay: Cost varies according to model selected, which is based upon your hearing loss, lifestyle and budget. Typical costs range from $800-$3,000 for each hearing aid.
- Audiology Patient Assistance Program: Sliding fee scale for those who financially qualify (See APA Application) significantly reducing the cost for the patient. Costs range from $50 - $1,000 per hearing aid.
- Insurance: We are a provider with many insurance companies, including Medicaid and CareSource. Coverage and out-of-pocket costs is dependent on your plan. Our friendly staff can help you determine your benefit.
Personal Sound Amplifier Products (PSAPs)
- PSAPs are worn in your ear togive your hearing a small boost
- PSAPs differ from hearing aids in that they are not designed to be worn all day, but just in the specific situation where you are having difficulty hearing
- PSAPs are more affordable than traditional hearing aids
- PSAPs are a value option for the person who is not ready to commit to hearing aids
Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
In March 2017, the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 (S.670) was introduced by Senators Warren (D-MA) and Grassley (R-IA) and its companion bill (HR 1652) was introduced by Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) in the House. This legislation would compel the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow for the purchase of over -the-counter (OTC) hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss.
This legislation was fueled by the recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as well as the President's Council on Science and Technology (PCAST), who issued reports in October 2015 supporting regulatory changes and a category of OTC hearing aids. OTC hearing aids would not require the consultation of a licensed dispenser or audiologist. The belief is that OTC hearing aids will lower the cost of hearing aids to consumers and improve accessibility in obtaining hearing aids.
CHSC fully supports increased accessibility to hearing technology, including financial accessibility. For many years, CHSC recognized financial accessibility as a major barrier and thus has administered the Audiology Patient Assistance (APA) Program to address this concern.
However, CHSC has concerns that a “do- it -yourself” approach may negatively impact consumers as there are inherent risks. Examples may include missing a treatable medical diagnosis or consumers purchasing a product that is not appropriate for their type or degree of hearing loss. In addition, CHSC believes that OTC hearing aids are not appropriate for children and regulating the sale to adults with mild to moderate hearing loss only may prove difficult.
CHSC maintains that audiologists provide a valuable service necessary for the proper diagnosis of the nature and severity of the hearing loss. In addition, an audiologist involvement ensures proper fitting and the subsequent positive outcomes of a hearing aid fitting. Audiologists provide counseling and aural rehabilitation which are often critical to the successful adaptation of technology.
Regardless of the outcome of this legislation, and the subsequent Food and Drug administration rules, CHSC remains committed to serving all consumers with their hearing healthcare needs. CHSC will focus on the professional services of the audiologist critical to a successful hearing aid fitting. We will do this by highlighting the positive outcomes achieved. CHSC offers professional audiology services and they are available to consumers regardless of where they purchased their hearing technology.