Many people like to save money and find the best deals that they can while shopping—however, buyers should beware when trying to cut corners with hearing loss.
It’s important to remember that hearing loss is a medical condition that is best managed through a specialist in a medical practice setting. This is especially essential for anyone who experiences profound to severe hearing loss, as many of the entry- level hearing aids that retailers offer aren’t a great fit for certain people.
Thankfully, we’re here to help. Below are some of the benefits that Pinnacle ENT offers over big- box retailers.
You’ll Get an Evaluation from Specialists
There are a wide variety of available hearing aid styles and manufacturers. To figure out which one will work best for you, you will need to have your hearing tested. Through an audiologic evaluation, which is a series of hearing tests, an experienced audiologist will be able to measure your exact degree of hearing loss.
In addition to determining your exact type and degree of hearing loss, audiologists and other specialists are also able tell if something else, such as impacted earwax or an ear infection, may be causing your hearing loss. Many of the hearing professionals at these larger stores do not or cannot provide the same level of care. That’s where Pinnacle ENT’s collaborative medical team approach comes into play.
We Give You Options
Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes. Your audiologist will discuss your unique listening needs, and based on the results of your hearing tests, be able to recommend the right hearing aid for your specific type and degree. Because audiologists have relationships with multiple manufacturers, you can be sure their suggested model is what is best for you.
Big-box stores only have access to a select group of hearing aids and often use a one-size-fits-all approach. Our patient and companion counseling team at Pinnacle ENT will ensure that you receive a comprehensive treatment plan right off the bat.
Walk Away with the Best Fit Possible
Selecting the hearing aid is only part of the treatment process. Medically trained hearing specialists use a complicated computer algorithm to program your hearing aid to fit your degree of loss. They will then work with you to ensure the hearing aids fit comfortably in your ears. Pinnacle ENT offers 30-day trial periods to ensure that you’re getting what you need.
At a large warehouse store, the hearing experts often do not have time to provide this individualized level of care.
We’ll Work to Build a Long-Term Relationship
Treating your hearing loss is a life-long process. Every few years, you will need to have your hearing re-tested, and when newer and more advanced hearing aid models come out, you may be interested in upgrading your devices. Building a relationship with one provider ensures you will receive higher quality care than if you see someone different whenever you go in.
These are just a few of the benefits that Pinnacle ENT offers over big -box retailers. We can also help with out-of-warranty repairs, financing and aural rehabilitation—and with no membership fee requirements!
Request an appointment at Pinnacle ENT today with one of our hearing health professionals.