Let’s face it, you can buy just about anything on-line nowadays, from groceries, eyeglasses, to houses and cars. But just because you can buy something on-line doesn’t mean you should. Like hearing aids. It may seem like a great deal, but in the end that so called bargain, doesn’t actually help with your hearing. 

Hearing aids do so much more than make the volume louder

Sound amplifiers and hearing aids are very different. Though it may sound like any easy solution, sound amplifiers don’t help when your out shopping  at a restaurant, or trying to hear somebody in a different room.

These subtleties is what an audiologist target from the results of an in-depth hearing tests to address a patient’s individual needs. Something that cannot be done on-line. 

The cause of hearing loss

One in three Americans over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss. While it can be part of the natural aging process, it can be structural issues  or a problem within the ear itself. A hearing aid would not be beneficial in this case. 

Calibration of a hearing aid

When it comes to hearing aids, setting them correctly is very important. It takes sophisticated software to correctly calibrate the hearing aid to the patient. 

After you receive a hearing aid you purchased on-line, that’s it. If you still can’t hear well or it doesn’t fit well, you’re stuck. But if you go to Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat, you can come back to ensure maximum comfort and hearing. Our audiologists are all doctoral level practitioners experienced with patients of all ages and are glad to answer any questions you may have. 

Not all hearing aids are the same

In the long run, understanding the cause of your hearing loss, selecting the right hearing aid for best for you, and getting the perfect fit, should always be done by a certified audiologist.

Hearing loss takes away your quality of life, causing depression, isolation and health problems. If you have any concerns about your hearing, contact the Orlando Ears, Nose, & Throat.

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