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All Ears: Why is it important to go to a hearing professional to get hearing aids?

Got a question about hearing loss or hearing aids? One of our on-staff Starkey audiologists is all ears.    

Q: Why is it important to go to a hearing professional to get hearing aids?

A: In addition to diagnostic audiological evaluations, hearing professionals provide ongoing support and care for your hearing and your hearing aids. When you trust a hearing professional with your hearing healthcare, you can be sure that your hearing aids are customized to the physical attributes of your ears, your degree and type of hearing loss, as well as your lifestyle and budget. 

Keep in mind that your hearing professional is invested in your success and your hearing journey. They will walk you through the process and provide follow-up care for your hearing and your hearing aids. Success with hearing aids is a partnership between you and your hearing professional. That’s why choosing the right one is so important.

Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all

Hearing loss varies widely in degree and type: there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treating hearing loss with hearing aids. Even if you could find two people with identical hearing losses, hearing is subjective. That means that two people that have the same hearing loss will likely prefer to have the hearing aids programmed very differently.

Hearing aids require regular care and maintenance to function optimally. After you are fit with hearing aids, you will see your hearing professional for programming, repairs, and cleanings. This type of personalized care is often not available if your hearing aids are purchased online or somewhere else.

Bottom line: when deciding who to see for hearing healthcare, trust a trained professional. To find a hearing professional near you, call 1-888-908-1845, or click here

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By: Beth McCormick, Au.D.

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