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?
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.
|City||Population||Audiologists & Hearing Aid Centers||Centers per 100,000|
|North Las Vegas||245,949||100||40.7|
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.
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.