How do I choose a hearing provider?

Your hearing is precious and deserves the highest quality care, so it is important that you choose a Doctor of Audiology as the key provider on your hearing health team. (Look for the credentials AuD behind the name, or ask “Will an Audiologist conduct a diagnostic evaluation of my hearing?”) Audiologist providers typically work in

What is the difference between an Audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Dispenser?

Audiologists are the primary healthcare professionals with the expertise to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss. They can also be licensed to prescribe, fit, and dispense hearing aids when appropriate. Audiologists typically hold a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree, and must meet strict national clinical competency requirements and pass rigorous testing. It can be

What are some good questions to ask when choosing a hearing healthcare provider?

Will I be seen by a Doctor of Audiology and receive a comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluation? Will my hearing be tested in a regulation, ANSI-certified sound booth? (The sound booth should be completely sound-proof since background noise could affect test results and the accuracy of diagnosis.) Is all testing equipment calibrated to strict specifications annually

What questions should I ask before purchasing a hearing aid?

Before you buy a hearing aid, ask your hearing professional these important questions: What features are available? How would they be useful to me? What is the total cost of the hearing aid? Can they bill your insurance? Is there a trial period to test the hearing aids? What fees are nonrefundable if the aids

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