There has been a lot of information in the news about over-the-counter hearing aids. While this may be a good idea for some, most people who need hearing aids really need the help of an audiologist to get the most out of their devices.
A hearing test that you complete online in your kitchen is not going to be as accurate as a test done in the proper environment by a professional trained to test hearing. It does make a difference.
You may not be saving any money. The prices of online hearing aids can look very attractive. Please remember that we have hearing aids available in all price ranges that include ongoing hearing healthcare and programming of your hearing aids.
Just about all hearing aids today are Bluetooth enabled. Not only do we have the technology, we can help you set up your devices. Please remember that the most important reason you wear hearing aids is to provide you with the best hearing possible. Bluetooth is secondary. Streaming is a nice feature, but better hearing is more important than connectivity. Please keep that in mind when you select hearing aids.
Most hearing aid problems require simple fixes. We are here for you. If you have a problem, we want to hear from you. Regular maintenance is important, just like regular maintenance for your car. It makes a difference. You won’t receive ongoing care and programming with a hearing aid purchased online.
My goal is that you hear the best you can. It isn’t to sell you the most expensive hearing aids on the market. We happily work within your budget.
Very few of our patients would be capable of taking their hearing aids out of the box and using them without help getting started.
If you have questions, we would love to hear from you. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
We are here to help if you or a family member is having any difficulties with hearing, hearing aids, hearing aid apps or Tinnitus please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment.
We can help you.
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