Today we’re going to talk about the different avenues available in which you can purchase hearing aids. You’ve probably heard friends and family talk about these several options and likewise witnessed the result.

Yes, of course, an audiologist is a wonderful option.

Still, people often choose to buy hearing aids online; they decide to purchase hearing aids that they see on TV or from an advertisement that they’ve seen in a newspaper.

These are viable options, and those options are available to anyone; and yes, those options are also cheaper.

But why is it cheaper?

Well, first of all, you don’t know the quality of the product you’re getting.

Although the person advertising the product can pronounce that its excellent quality, we are rarely shown the specifications of that product compared side by side to a leading international manufacturer hearing device.

Secondly, who’s programming that product, specifically for you?

There certainly won’t be someone who’s going to be by your side programming the product and showing you how you’re going to use it.

Now yes, some consumers would instead start their hearing journey this way because, of course, it’s a less expensive way to do so.

But often, those devices end up unused in drawers, and ultimately the consumer will choose to search out a qualified healthcare professional to meet their hearing needs.

I hope I’ve helped you understand a little bit about the other options to where other people can purchase hearing aids.

If you or someone you love are starting their journey to better hearing and would like professional advice, contact me, Dr. Michelle, and I will be more than happy to help.

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Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D

Dr. Michelle Couture-Souvenir, Au.D., is Florida’s leading doctor of audiology and has over 25 years of experience in this dynamic industry. Before setting up her own business in Florida & Central America, she served as a pediatric audiologist and rehabilitative services manager at the Miami Children’s Hospital. She has worked with patients of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds during her long and diverse career, and she is still heavily involved in international humanitarian projects, helping hearing-impaired children globally.