Nevada

Viva the rest of Nevada, since it’s more than just desert and Vegas! It has the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and, of course, Sheldon National Antelope Refuge. But what does the Silver State have to say for itself when it comes to audiology? Let’s find out!

How many test centers are in Nevada?

137 audiologists in the state of Nevada
Source: www.usahearingcenters.com/nevada

Audiologists: 137
Hearing Aid Centers: 124

Cities with the best hearing healthcare

We've looked at the largest cities in Nevada to understand how covered the residents are, comparing the population size with the number of hearing aid centers and audiologists based there.

CityPopulationAudiologists & Hearing Aid CentersCenters per 100,000
Las Vegas644,6449715.0
Henderson310,390196.1
Reno250,9982710.8
North Las Vegas245,94910040.7

Source: https://www.nevada-demographics.com/cities_by_population
Source: https://www.usahearingcenters.com/search-hearing-loss-by-city.html

Looking at Nevada's larger population areas, North Las Vegas comes out on top in terms of hearing healthcare coverage. A modest population size compared to a high number of audiologists and hearing aid centers means there is are 40.7 centers per 100,000 people in that city.

Henderson clocks in at 6.1 centers per 100,000 people, significantly lower than North Vegas, but still a good ratio compared to cities in other states. For a comparison, neighboring state California has significantly lower coverage, especially in the larger cities.

What government support do I have?

If you qualify for Medicaid, you’ll be happy to hear that you have a wealth of resources available to you. These resources can include hearing tests, hearing aids, batteries, replacements, and accessories.

Some limitations exist, like replacements only being offered under very specific circumstances, but Nevada looks like one of the best states when it comes to Medicaid hearing options.

If you aren’t covered, then you might still be in luck with the ACA. They offer a yearly purchase of hearing aids up to $5,000, and repair/replacement services every three years. Again, there are limitations, but overall, Nevada is a state on the better end of the ACA spectrum.

Audiology Doctoral Programs Offered in Nevada

Unfortunately, no universities in Nevada offer audiology doctorates. They are offered by schools in nearby states, like Utah and California, but you won’t be able to graduate as a certified Au.D. in Nevada.

Overall

Nevada has done quite well when it comes to its audiological healthcare. With plenty of clinics alongside loads of government resources, it’ll be hard for any Nevadan to be left wanting for any further audiological care.

Duncan Lambden

Duncan Lambden

Writer

Duncan is an Australian-born American-raised creative writer with a passion for healthy ears. He continues to build upon his audiology qualifications with research and various courses. Duncan has been working alongside Florida-based audiologist Lindsey Banks, Au.D., to make sure that Everyday Hearing has the most up-to-date content.

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