It is easy to go online today and order hearing aids. The prices look great, but programming and service are not included in the price of the hearing aids.
To combat this practice, the manufacturers are voiding warranties on hearing aids purchased online. So, your bargain hearing aid is no great deal.
Hearing aid repairs on out of warranty aids are expensive and there is no guarantee that the manufacturer will agree to repair hearing aids that were not purchased through an authorized channel.
The ear is a very complex organ. Being fit with hearing aids is not like picking up a pair of reading glasses at the drugstore. Most successful hearing aid users require multiple visits for programming adjustments and counseling. Hearing aids are available in all price ranges, some are very inexpensive.
The key to doing well with any hearing aid, from basic to the most advanced is ongoing care.
We would be happy to help you, even if you have mail order hearing aids. My goal for all of my patients is that you hear the very best you can. Professional care is the most important aspect of hearing health.
If you would like more information, give us a call at 727-323-2471.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
P.S. We are here to help, if you have any questions about your hearing feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471.