Need help identifying needs for yourself or a loved one, learning about hearing aids, or finding other resources? Northeast Hearing & Speech is here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does an Audiologist do?
Our certified Audiologists provide diagnostic hearing evaluations and dispense hearing aids and assistive technology from the leading hearing aid manufacturers. Our goal is to provide all the tools for your communication and hearing health needs.
What should I do if I think that I or a loved one has a loss of hearing?
The first step is scheduling a hearing evaluation to have one of our audiologists determine if there is a hearing loss present.
Why should I contact Northeast Hearing & Speech for my audiology needs?
As an organization, we have a nearly 100-year history providing quality service. We pride ourselves on working with the highest quality technology and employing dedicated clinicians with advanced audiology degrees, and clients know that this expertise can make all the difference in their audiology experience.
If you need hearing aids, you can also feel confident knowing that our staff is here for you long-term, with ongoing service and support for your devices.
How do I obtain an evaluation at Northeast Hearing & Speech?
To schedule an appointment, call us at 207-874-1065 or book online.
Please have the following information available:
– Insurance information. Have your insurance card with you when you speak with us and bring it along with your photo ID to your appointments
– Primary Care Physician and Referring Specialist information
– Patient name, date of birth, address, phone number, etc.
– Reason for appointment (i.e., concerns, etc.)
– Patient availability for scheduling
For your convenience and to expedite the check-in process, please visit this page to see what forms you should print and complete prior to your first appointment at Northeast Hearing & Speech.
What occurs during a Hearing Evaluation?
Our Audiologists perform comprehensive hearing evaluations for individuals of all ages. Our goal is for our clients and their families to understand their hearing loss and options for treatment. Learn more about what happens during our adult, pediatric, and infant hearing evaluations.
We encourage you to bring a trusted friend or family member with you when you get your hearing tested. We want to help you with any hearing or communication challenges so it is helpful to bring someone with whom you communicate regularly.
What do I do if I or a loved one needs hearing aids?
Our Audiologists will help you find the appropriate hearing aids for your hearing needs, lifestyle and budget
How long will I or my loved one need to see an Audiologist for?
The initial appointment, typically a hearing evaluation, is scheduled for an hour. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your hearing concerns and the results of your hearing test. If hearing aids are recommended, your options will be discussed. If you decide pursue a trial with hearing aids, you will see the audiologist for regular appointments as you adjust to your hearing aids.
Will insurance cover hearing tests or hearing aids?
Some insurance companies will cover evaluations and hearing aids; however, each plan is different and many have copays and/or deductibles. Check your insurance policy and bring that information with you to your appointment. Most policies require a physician’s referral. Northeast Hearing and Speech also works with community and state/federal programs that may be funding sources for evaluations and therapy. We are contracted providers for Child Development Services, the State of Maine’s early intervention system responsible for providing children aged birth to five years with support and intervention services. We also work with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Disability Rights of Maine. Once we have determined that you have a need, we will do our best to help you find alternative funding sources.
Have a question we didn’t answer? Please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
To book an appointment or to learn more about Northeast Hearing & Speech, contact us today!