Hearing aids are delicate devices that need to be tuned by an expert to match the unique acoustics of each patient’s ears.
Because big-box stores lack the specialization and clinical expertise to diagnose the source of your hearing loss, the devices they provide often do not match the needs of patients and fail to provide significant improvements.
In many cases, the ‘Hearing Instrument Specialists’ they employ have minimal training and only a high school diploma – their job is to sell you a device, not solve your hearing problems.
Because of this, patients who go to big-box retailers often end up with devices they either do not need or that provide only minimal improvements to their hearing. These devices are expensive and the risk of purchasing a faulty hearing aid is not worth the cost.
By contrast, our licensed doctors of audiology have undergone years of clinical training to learn how to diagnose the causes of hearing loss. They are equipped with the tools and knowledge to recommend a hearing aid that is precisely tuned to the acoustics of your ear and will result in the greatest improvements to your hearing.