Hearing

When purchasing a hearing aid for the first time, always consult a hearing specialist for advice.

If you are unsure who to call, here are two main types of hearing specialists: 

  • Audiologists
  • Hearing Aid Dispensers or Hearing Instrument Specialists 

Regardless of the type of hearing specialist you see, they are knowledgeable about your hearing and hearing aid technology. You want to be sure you choose someone who is going to be concerned with your overall health, and who isn’t just trying to sell you hearing aids.

When choosing a hearing specialist, it is important to choose someone who is certified to test for hearing loss, is knowledgeable about hearing aids and the technology, and who you get along with. You want to choose a specialist who will help you through the selection process when deciding which hearing aids to buy as well as who will offer continued support during the adjustment period.