CVS Pharmacy is expanding its Hearing Aid Centers to include four new locations in the San Diego area, including one in Escondido. Licensed hearing professionals will provide diagnostic services and hearing aids at these centers.
Open five days a week with evening and weekend hours, the Hearing Aid Centers inside CVS Pharmacy will provide convenient access to some of the most innovative technology and devices in the industry. According to a statement from CVS, “This expansion underscores the retailer’s commitment to health, as CVS Pharmacy aims to make better health more convenient and accessible for its customers.”
Centers are staffed by licensed audiologists or hearing aid specialists who can assess hearing needs using leading technology. Locations will offer a variety of hearing aid products as well as provide services such as hearing screenings, in-store hearing aid maintenance, repairs and cleanings. The Hearing Aid Centers will also offer innovative noise simulation testing to demonstrate to patients the improvements that hearing aids can provide in different listening environments.
Hearing loss is a major public health issue that is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease. Yet, experts say it takes an average of seven years for consumers to seek help from a professional for their hearing loss, and 86% of people who could benefit from a hearing aid do not wear one.
“Difficulty hearing can impact many aspects of a person’s life, including their physical health, social skills, family relationships and self-esteem, as well as their emotional and mental health,” says Morgan Diaz, Senior Director of Health Services, CVS Health. “By making hearing services accessible and convenient for customers, we’re helping customers improve their quality of life by addressing their hearing needs sooner.”
Available services include:
State-of-the-art hearing tests which use computerized equipment in a sound proof booth.
Video otoscope exams that show customers images of their ear canal and eardrum, used to determine if there are abnormalities in the ear canal that contribute to hearing difficulty, or to find the right solution to maintain the device and quality of hearing.
Bluetooth capable, wireless and rechargeable hearing aids that transition seamlessly and automatically wherever patients may go.
QuickSin technology which conducts speech in noise tests that can accurately assess hearing loss and amplification under conditions that are representative of real world environments.
RealEar testing, which is used to accurately address hearing loss. While it is considered a best practice in verification of hearing aid fitting, it is not standard practice in many hearing care providers.
Hearing aid demonstrations, where customers can try their hearing aids in-store or at home for up to two weeks before purchasing. Universal support. Free in-store inspections, repairs and cleanings are available regardless of the make, model or location of purchase (some restrictions apply).
The Hearing Aid Center in Escondido will be coming in August to the CVS Pharmacy at 318 West El Norte Parkway.