Jeffrey Cline, BSc - Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist in Hickory
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Jeffrey Cline, BSc

Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist in Hickory

Bachelor of Science
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  • Excellence Award
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National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences

About Jeffrey

Hearing is so important in everyone's life that is why we care so much. We want everyone to have a wonderful experience with hearing instruments. Hearing instruments have gone so far over the years and we want to show you free of charge how they can benefit you. 

President Jeffrey C. Cline (Hearing Instrument wearer Starkey Halo i2400)

Expert Answers

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What are the risks of buying hearing aids online?

First, the patient is by passing having a hearing test to decide type of hearing loss and degree.Second, the patient does not know if what they are buying will work for... Read more

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I have severe to profound loss. Hearing aid companies are boasting about advances in feedback can...

Feedback cancellation has been addressed for years and some manufactures have done a better job with it than other. The biggest issue as a specialist is when it limits our... Read more

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Are there any rechargeable hearing aids that fit right in the ear?

Right now there are plenty behind the ear rechargeable instruments and there has been a few in the ear instruments the last few years. Right now everyone is working on... Read more

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Can I purchase an extended warranty for my hearing aids (beyond my 3 year warranty)? Is it worth it?

You can purchase extended warranties up to 5 years as long as the hearing instruments stay under warranty. There is several different companies that can offer extended... Read more

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How important is having my hearing aids fit in person versus buying over the internet?

The importance is that you see someone to have your hearing tested to make sure there is no issues before getting hearing instruments. With that being said buying anything on... Read more

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Are there any TV hearing devices that can help amplify the sound from my television?

This is simple to answer, our patients love any of the Starkey Muse (wireless instruments) products alone with the Surflink media device. This streams television wirelessly... Read more

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What hearing aid brands does AccuQuest sell?

Not being a Accuquest clinic I have seen most of their products be Oticon and Bernafon. They are owned by William and Demant which is Oticon and Bernafon hearing instrument.... Read more

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What hearing aids have special features for tinnitus?

Starkey hearing aids all have wonderful tinnitus features. We are having great sucess with treat patients and helping releave ringing, buzzing or fluttering in their ears. If... Read more

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What is the average cost of a premium hearing aid? Should I purchase from Costco or an independe...

Average cost of premium hearing aids are from 1800-3000 per device. That is a bundled price which includes service for life of aids, batteries, testing, any office visits... Read more

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I live in a Senior Home. Noise in dining room makes hearing impossible. I have tried Oticon Alta ...

I suggest stepping up in technology with a more advanced set of hearing instruments. The more advanced the better you will do in noise. Plus it will also come with more... Read more

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Can hearing aids cause further hearing loss?

Some hearing instruments that are power hearing instruments that exceed certain output levels can do damage to patients hearing if programmed incorrectly. If done by a hearing... Read more

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Why do my Widex Beyond hearing aids crackle when I listen to my iPhone?

We have typically fund it to be a pairing, battery or distance issue. Power cellphone off and open doors on the hearing aids. Close door on aids and power on the cellphone.... Read more

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What is the smallest hearing aid that also offers great reliability?

The smallest hearing instrument on the market is Starkey IIC invisible hearing instrument. It offers wonderful technology and even has Bluetooth. Fitting deep in your ear... Read more

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How do I find an audiologist who is good at programming hearing aids for reverse slope hearing lo...

Any hearing instrument specialist or audiologist can providing you with this programming need. We in our practice do this daily. We she reverse slopes often and work with... Read more

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Are hearing aids waterproof?

Hearing aids are becoming more water resistant but not water proof. Ever once in a while hearing instruments do get wet they still remain ok. Using a drying unit prevent... Read more

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What hearing aids are best for sensorineural hearing loss?

What type depends upon degree and configuration of hearing loss. Most our patients are being fit RIC instruments Receiver in the canal devices due to the comfort and... Read more

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I have Widex hearing aids. While walking and streaming music from my iPhone the hearing aid furth...

I have seen the same thing happen, make sure your phone is updated as well as any apps that pertain to the hearing instruments. Often times this will go away with updates from... Read more

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Who makes Kirkland hearing aids?

Kirkland hearings aids are made by different hearing aid manufactures but labeled as Kirkland. In the early days meaning several years ago they were Rexton. Eventually GN... Read more

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When I buy premium-priced hearing aids, am I getting better hardware or is it only the software f...

Based on different manufactures sometimes there are changes in the hardware, like better microphones directional or non directional. Also casing sometimes changes from one... Read more

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Is it possible to recommend the right hearing aid based on the hearing test (audiogram) alone?

We use several test when making recommendations but it could be done as long as you have air and bone. It would how ever be nice to have speech discrimination and a few other... Read more

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Why doesn't medicare cover hearing aids?

As everyone else has pointed out it is a cost issue. Too many people need help and lets face it Medicare is having trouble supplying enough money for the retired as it is.... Read more

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Which works best for iPhone users, Phonak Marvel or Made For iPhone hearing aids like Oticon Opn?

In my experience patients have enjoyed the Oticon Opn very much so. The app for the iPhone has been extremely easy to use and also has provided the best hearing among the two.... Read more

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Are online hearing tests accurate? I am thinking about buying online and not sure whether I can t...

Online test is not accurate due to the environment that you are taking the test in. Also equipment is not regulated or inspected for accuracy. Our testing equipment in the... Read more

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What's the difference between Oticon Opn and Oticon Opn S?

Better hearing and understanding one on one and in groups. Smaller hearing aid than before with a new recharging system. These are the major benefits of the new Opn S. 

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Adult Hearing Evaluations

Veterans Hearing Evaluations

Free Hearing Screenings

Earwax Removal

Tinnitus Assessments

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Home-Based Care

Nursing Home Care

Hearing Loop Demos

Unbundled Hearing Aid Pricing

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Assistance Technology

Tympanometry Evaluations

In-Home Wireless Device Setup

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs

Video Otoscopy

Virtual Noise Verification