Being able to find and decide who you can trust with your healthcare is challenging, and hearing healthcare is no exception. Your hearing is very important to your overall health and well-being. Therefore, having a good doctor, or dentist, or optometrist is vital to your peace of mind and quality of life, as is partnering with a skilled and trustworthy hearing professional to keep you hearing and living your best.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. All month long, the hearing industry is dedicated to encouraging people to prioritize their hearing health. We understand the process can feel overwhelming. With all the different choices, professional titles and affiliations, we’ve compiled a few tips for finding a hearing professional who’s just right…for you!
Talk to family and friends
If you think carefully, you may know someone who currently wears hearing aids. Friends and family are an excellent resource for referrals. Ask them who they see for hearing healthcare and if they are happy with the care they receive. Ask about the reputation and the customer service of the practice you are considering. Referrals from family and friends can save you time and help you find the perfect hearing professional in your area.
Read online reviews
Take a look at the websites, Google reviews and Facebook pages of the hearing health professionals near you. Taking a look at photos and checking out patient testimonials can give you a priceless glance into the practice and profession. The practice website can help you understand the professional credentials of your hearing health professional.
Talk to your primary care physician
If you currently see a primary care physician, they’ll most likely have a hearing healthcare professional in their network they can refer you to.
If all else fails, you can always count on Starkey to help! Just visit the "schedule an appointment" page on our website call us at (888) 919-6824. Our team will quickly help you find an experienced hearing professional near you.
Hearing professionals don’t just fit hearing aids
Making the right decision on who to trust for your hearing healthcare is no easy decision. You want someone with specialized training and extensive experience, so they can handle every aspect of your hearing — from evaluation and treatment recommendations to hearing aid service and follow-up care. Make sure you choose a hearing professional who makes you feel comfortable, shows empathy, and will be there for all your hearing healthcare needs now and forever!