What Do I Need to Purchase a Hearing Aid?
To buy hearing aids you must first have a full hearing evaluation to determine the amount and type of hearing loss you have in each ear. Based on the hearing test results, the hearing professional will recommend the most appropriate treatment options for your hearing loss.
If you are a hearing aid candidate, a medical evaluation by your physician may be required prior to buying hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Center
Once it is determined you are a hearing aid candidate and have received medical clearance you will visit a hearing professional, an audiologist or licensed hearing aid dispenser, for a hearing aid evaluation and to buy hearing aids.
Audiologists work in private practice, medical clinics, hospitals, hearing aid centers and hearing aid stores. Licensed hearing aid dispensers typically work in private practice, hearing aid centers and hearing aid stores. To learn more about Audiologists visit: What is an Audiologist. To learn more about licensed hearing aid dispenser visit: What is a hearing aid dispenser?
Hearing Aids Online
Thinking about purchasing hearing aids online? Many hearing aid manufacturers actually warn consumers to not purchase hearing aids online due to the fact the hearing professional plays such an important role in a successful hearing aid fitting. To learn more about why purchasing hearing aids online is not always the best decision, visit: Hearing Aids On the Web: Click with Caution.
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