Now that you’ve identified the hearing clinics and audiologists in your area from the Healthy Hearing website, don’t forget to check the Healthy Hearing Clinic Reviews to see if any patients have left comments. Their feedback may help you make the important decision on whom to trust with your hearing health.
The new clinic review section features attractive graphics and easy navigation. Once you land on the hearing clinic review section, click on your state from the map graphic or alphabetical state listing to see which cities have hearing clinics. Click on your hometown or nearby city to see a listing of clinics in your community. A gold star identifies how many recommendations each clinic has received. Click on that link to read reviews posted by the clinic’s patients and a short biography of the audiologists on staff.
The patient feedback offers a glimpse inside the hearing clinic and insight into the expertise of staff members. While one reviewer may comment on the quality of service and courteous staff, another may discuss the staff’s proficiency in dealing with insurance companies or the amount of education they received about hearing loss and how to care for their hearing aids. The section also features a map with directions, office hours and a description of the services offered by each clinic.
Online reviews are a great way to find unbiased views of health-related clinics and their professional staff. Since 2010, more Americans are taking charge of their health care by searching for medical information online before making an appointment with a healthcare professional. According to a survey conducted by National Research Corp, one in two Americans use health provider websites to find trusted health care information; one in five Americans use social media websites, such as Facebook and YouTube. The research also indicated the average person felt unbiased online reviews give them a more accurate picture of how like-minded people feel about the services and medical treatment they received, instead of relying solely on information presented by medical professionals.
The Healthy Hearing website has information on more than 4700 independent hearing clinics, the largest directory available on the internet. The reviews are a nice complement to the informative articles, hearing health news and studies already available on the Healthy Hearing website. Readers submit their clinic reviews online, over the phone or through the mail. More than 1,000 patients have left reviews on the website and more are added every day.
You can add to Healthy Hearing’s clinic reviews by clicking to recommend a clinic, or choosing the “click here to review this clinic” link and submitting an online review. Reviews also are accepted over the phone and through the mail, by filling out a card available at your audiologist 's office.
Once you identify a clinic from the Hearing Health directory, be sure to read Five Questions to Ask Before You Visit a Hearing Aid Center.