Trust Your Hearing Aid Professional

Mar 15, 2010 by

As you search for better hearing, the best referral to a hearing professional is word-of-mouth from a friend or family member. Whether you choose an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser, you are buying more than a product! It is important to inquire about the services your hearing professional offers in addition to the make/model of the hearing instrument. For example, how many follow-up visits are scheduled per year at no charge? Does my warranty include loss? What percentage of hearing aid problems can be fixed in-office? Do I receive a supply of batteries? Does the hearing professional offer home visits? Does the hearing professional offer a reasonable trial period? Make absolutely sure that the hearing professional offers a trial period and make sure it is in writing. The FDA “strongly recommends” a trial, but it’s not a law! 

It is important that you get to know your hearing professional because if he/she treats you right, you will be a long lasting patient.

In summary, your hearing professional needs to earn your trust. Make sure that they prove their worth by providing 100 percent quality service. In certain instances, it may be worth taking a drive into the next town for the hearing professional who is honest and qualified.