Kaiser Permanente Audiology/Hear Centers offer comprehensive hearing evaluation, amplification assessment, hearing aid maintenance and testing, as well as minor in-house repairs. We also offer loaner devices for use when your hearing aid needs to be sent to the manufacturer for repair.
Coverage and providers of audiology, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat specialists), and other related services vary depending on your individual health plan. Check your coverage agreement for details about your benefits.
Audiology and Hearing Tests
You may self-refer to our Audiology/Hear Centers for hearing evaluation services. After testing, our audiologist will coordinate follow-up treatment with your personal physician (primary care provider) or an otolaryngologist as needed to discuss your amplification options.
Our Audiology/Hear Centers offer a broad range of hearing aid models and styles featuring the most current hearing aid technology. Our specialists can discuss amplification and make recommendations that are appropriate for your hearing loss and unique hearing needs.
You may self-refer for hearing aid product and services. There are no copayments for ear molds, repairs, and other hearing-aid related services. However, coverage varies among health plans.
We offer audiology and hearing services at several of our clinics and our Tacoma Audiology/Hear Center. Note that our Capitol Hill location has separate offices for its Hear Center (North Building: hearing aids, newborn rescreening tests) and the Otolaryngology Clinic (South Building: audiology, diagnostic screening tests).