When you consider where to buy hearing aids, keep in mind that they should provide a customized solution to fit your specific hearing loss and your unique lifestyle needs. Hearing aids are precision instruments that utilize advancing digital technology and there may be options you didn’t even know existed.
This is why the Better Hearing Institute, a non-profit center for hearing advocacy, published a consumer warning against “do-it-yourself hearing care,” writing,
“The process requires a complete in-person hearing assessment in a sound booth; the training and skills of a credentialed hearing healthcare professional in order to prescriptively fit the hearing aids using sophisticated computer programs; and appropriate in-person follow-up and counseling. This is not possible when consumers purchase one-size-fits-all hearing aids over the Internet or elsewhere.”
While the Internet is an increasingly convenient place to purchase many items, consumers should be cautious about purchasing their hearing aids online. Any upfront cost savings will likely be used towards after purchase costs like:
- Reprogramming an aid.
These services are often included when you purchase from a hearing care professional. Hearing aids should be bought from hearing professionals.
As your hearing professional, I will ensure that you receive a proper evaluation and help prescribe the proper treatment for your loss. I will visually examine your ears and test you with state-of-the-art equipment to determine the type of hearing loss you have.
If it’s determined that hearing aids can help, as your hearing professional, I will show you the best solutions to fit your unique needs and lifestyle.
If you think you may be suffering from hearing loss, don’t hesitate to contact me at Accurate Hearing 907-644-6004 today for a free hearing consultation.