With over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids now approved by the Food and Drug Administration, hearing aid options have increased significantly and run the gamut from entry-level OTCs to more advanced prescription hearing aids, but how do you know what the most affordable option is for you? Whether you’re looking for OTC or prescription hearing aids, consider your budget, hearing needs, and … Read More
Four Things to Consider When Purchasing Hearing Aids
When you’re in the market for hearing aids, you tend to focus on two things—the technology you think you need to hear better and price. Both of those are important issues, but buying hearing aids is far more complex than many other consumer purchases. The decision you make not only impacts how well you hear, but how well you communicate … Read More
Where Should You Buy Hearing Aids?
Hearing aids are sold in a variety of locations—professional audiology clinics that employ doctoral-level audiologists, franchise chains and wholesale clubs, and retail stores. While it may seem convenient to buy your hearing aids from a wholesale club or a retail store, a comprehensive hearing evaluation is a medical test, not something that typically is done at the same place where … Read More