Question: Why shouldn’t I get a cheap hearing aid online or at a warehouse retailer?
Answer: Discount hearing aids for purchase online or in large retail warehouses might look attractive to some patients, but these discounts can be costly in the long run. Getting an accurate, expert fitting and precise programming is often the difference between success and failure for the wearer. You do not want to cut corners on a fitting that should be designed to target your specific hearing loss and accommodate your lifestyle. Also, having a variety of brands to choose from and selecting the best one for your hearing loss is important. No two persons’ hearing losses are exactly the same. An audiologist who knows your medical history and can provide support for the life of the hearing aid is particularly important.