Catri Hearing Instruments and Lake Erie Hearing are now part of Ohio Hearing & Audiology!
- Expanded product offerings, services and locations to serve you
- New pricing and financing options
- Increased support, training and ongoing education
Ohio Hearing & Audiology – Amherst
Amherst, OH 44001
Tuesday: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- In Person
What we offer
Comprehensive & holistic care
Unlike other clinics that are limited to offering hearing aids from one brand, we offer solutions and technology from a wide range of top-tier brands, enabling our providers to find the perfect device and fit for each patient.
Treating hearing loss starts here
When you visit in person for a risk-free evaluation, you’ll receive an in-ear examination as well as a comprehensive hearing test, including Otoscopy, Tympanometry, Tone Test, Bone Conduction and Speech Discrimination. Can’t make it to the office? Meet with us curbside or virtually!
Hearing aids & treatment
Our clinicians are extremely knowledgeable on the latest technology and will work with you to find the best solution to fit your lifestyle. We offer a wide range of hearing aid brands, with styles, and technology to fit your needs and budget.
Tinnitus testing & treatment
While there is no cure for tinnitus, it can improve greatly with treatment. A full examination including diagnostic testing often pinpoints the underlying cause of the tinnitus, and various treatments are available to help with the symptoms.
We specialize in hearing protection for recreation and high-noise jobs, with different levels of attenuation and protection available. From custom in-ear monitors to filtered ear plugs, we have multiple options for protection.
Navigating your insurance benefits is no easy task. That’s why we have insurance specialists on-staff who are happy to verify your benefits and take the time to explain them. Relax in the knowledge that we work with most major insurance brands — and let us handle the hard stuff.
Additional clinic details
Caring for musician and music-lovers’ hearing
Ohio Hearing & Audiology is very in tune with musician and music lover’s needs. Whether it be in-ear monitors, musician's filtered plugs or just monitoring your hearing from rocking out too much, Ohio Hearing & Audiology is ready to help.
Custom hearing protection
Ohio Hearing & Audiology, we specialize in providing custom hearing protection for hunters, musicians, and anyone whose hobby, lifestyle, or work exposes them to loud noises. We also specialize in state of the art hearing technology for those that suffer from noise-induced hearing loss.
Offering Telehealth and Virtual Services
Ohio Hearing & Audiology, we offer telehealth services to those “snowbirds” who travel outside of our area or simply can't make it in to our clinic. Telehealth is also available to those who are not comfortable or unable to leave their home at this time.
Ashton MartinEmploye was wearing mask and gloves and I felt safe. Me and my hearings aids are always treated with care.
Steve BiggsGood people that did an excelent job explaining things.
Susan PfeiferIf all of my appointments were this great life would be perfect! The staff is so friendly and always willing to help! I love this group!!! Highly recommended
Graylene KernodleParis Audiology & Hearing is a great place to purchase hearing aids. The staff is courteous, efficient and respectful. I highly recommend this office if you need hearing aids.
Phyllis MeltonSame as always - Friendly, fast, and efficient. They like what they do and it shows. They care about their customers, listen to what you have to say, and are very aware of amd abide by the Covid requiremenrs. Would recommend them any time.
Charles FeltsWonderful people to work with. Extremely knowledgeable, and always puts customer satisfaction first.
Meet the team
Hearing Instrument Specialist serving in Fairview Park, OH – Molly Ruschau
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important to use hearing protection?
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the only type of hearing loss that is completely preventable, with the use of appropriate hearing protection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 12.5% of children and adolescents aged 6-19 years and 17% of adults aged 20-69 years have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive noise exposure.
When should I use hearing protection?
Hearing protection should be used any time you are participating in a high-noise recreational activity or job. Some of these include: hunting, music industry, motor sports, construction, etc. Noise-induced hearing loss can occur from exposure to noise over time, as well as exposure to one intensely loud, brief event. The louder the sound, the less time it takes to cause damage. If you experience ringing in your ears or temporary hearing loss in your ears after a high noise event, the environment was too loud and could cause damage.
How is custom hearing protection different from non-custom hearing protection?
Custom hearing protection is modeled after an impression taken of the ear. This will provide the best and most comfortable fit in the ear, which will eliminate ear pain or soreness that can occur with non-custom products. Custom hearing protection also provides a tight seal in the ear that prevents the unwanted high-level noise to leak into the ear.
How do I properly insert my hearing protection devices?
Some hearing protection devices are marked red (right) and blue (left). If they are not marked, they are not side specific.
For custom products: Slide the thinner side into your ear canal and twist the plug until it fits comfortably in the ear. Pull up from the top of the ear, to straighten the ear canal, as you push the ear mold into the ear.
For non-custom products: Slide the thinner side into your ear canal and pull up from the top of the ear, to straighten the ear canal, as you push the ear plug into the ear. If you are using a foam plug, tightly squeeze and roll it before putting in the ear canal.
Will my insurance cover hearing devices?
More and more often private insurance companies and some Medicare Advantage Plans are offering at least a partial coverage or discount program for hearing testing and hearing aids. Our insurance specialists are happy to verify your benefits prior to your initial consultation and evaluation.
Will I need a referral from a primary care physician?
This is dependent on your specific plan. Most commercial PPO plans do not require a referral from your primary care physician to see one of our in-network providers. Certain insurance policies, including Medicare, do require a referral in order to cover testing and treatment recommendations. We are happy to gather your insurance information to determine if a referral is necessary. If it is necessary we will guide you through obtaining the proper referral or documentation for your services to be covered.
Why doesn’t Medicare cover hearing aids?
Medicare does not currently cover medical equipment as it relates to dental, hearing and vision. This does include hearing aids for the treatment of hearing loss. If your primary care physician feels a hearing test is medically necessary, they can send a written referral to one of our Medicare in-network providers and the diagnostic testing will be covered with your Medicare plan.
I was told my hearing aids were covered at 100%. What does that mean?
In most cases, there is an allowed amount that this percentage applies to based on your particular insurance plan. The exact amount is plan specific. We will check your benefits prior to your appointment to know more specifically what is covered and how it applies to your needs.
What does an out-of-network benefit mean?
Healthcare providers can elect to be in or out of an insurance network. This will determine what type of financial coverage and responsibility you may have versus what your insurance plan will pay. We are in-network for the health insurance plans shown above and are happy to let you know prior to your appointment if we are in or out-of-network with your specific plan.
Can you bill wax removal to my insurance?
Audiologist and Hearing Care providers cannot bill insurance for cerumen (wax) removal, however we are trained and experienced in performing these services. We bill a nominal office visit fee for these services.