If you have some hearing loss, you need to find an audiologist. Finding local audiology services that work for you can be a challenge. Here are some tips for finding the right place for you to get care for your hearing device.
- Research providers and products. Millions of Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss. As a result hearing aids come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and can be made for almost any budget. Look into different kinds of hearing aids and who sells and services them in your area.
- Check their credentials. Different audiologists have had different levels of training. Some are doctors of audiology, meaning they have a doctorate. Other specialists have master’s degrees or other levels of education. Ask about their experience and what professional organizations they belong to. Ask for verification.
- Pay attention to your gut. How does this person make you feel? The customer service they provide should be stellar. If you find they do not answer all of your questions or are dismissive of your concerns, go to another place. Ask for references and look online at their reviews on Yelp. Ask friends and family for referrals.
Getting the right hearing aid can greatly improve your quality of life and picking the right audiologist can make a big difference.