Sound Advice Hearing Doctors – Bolivar
Bolivar, MO 65613
Friday: 09:00 AM to 04:00 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
Custom Hearing Protection
At Sound Advice Hearing Doctors, 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.
At Sound Advice Hearing Doctors, we specialize in the diagnosis and management of tinnitus (often called “ringing in the ears”). A full examination often pinpoints the underlying cause of tinnitus and helps our hearing care professionals determine the best plan of treatment, which may include special hearing aids, sound therapy, or changes in diet.
Our caring providers and welcoming staff make it inviting and comfortable for those suffering from dementia or other memory challenges to enter our office. We invite family members into the process and offer unique counseling options to help with a successful home or memory care communication plan.
Therese KralI was very pleased with my experience at Sound Advice Hearing Center in Bolivar. While I had gone there to consider purchasing new hearing aids because one of my aids had broken and I had been told by the person I had purchased them from that it couldn't be fixed, Dr. Tillman said it could be fixed. For much less money! I told him I would be back in a few months to get a new set. I appreciated his honesty.
Anna WanhalaIf anyone is wearing hearing aides, and doesn't love them....they simply did not go to Sound Advice, and allow Sam Tillman to work his magic! For the first time, in many years, I heard crickets chirping at sundown. My world is a better place now that I hear again!
Linda HallingThey have been incredibly awesome and easy to work with Sam is a great guy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Medicare cover hearing aids?
While Medicare does not currently cover hearing aids for the treatment of hearing loss, some Medicare supplemental plans do provide some coverage for hearing aids. Some insurance carriers will require a denial from Medicare before a benefit can be eligible. In these cases, our insurance specialists will do all of the work for you to determine if there is a hearing aid benefit available and what needs to be done to use it.
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.
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.
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.