Q: Why is it important to see 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 customised to your unique 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, undertake a thorough hearing test 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 fitted with hearing aids, you will see your hearing professional for on-going programming, repairs, cleanings and hearing aid aftercare. This type of personalised 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 hearing professional. Before moving forwards, you can take a free online hearing test. To find a hearing professional near you, call 0800 068 3533, or click here.