It seems that more and more frequently I am getting questions about online or over the counter (OTC) hearing aids and how the prices and quality compare to what you may receive through a Doctor of Audiology. I encourage people to do research and talk to friends and family about their experiences, but this does not replace the expertise of a trained professional. However, if you are going to look online, here are five tips to help you make an informed decision.
Hearing is an important sense and has a variety of other health implications when not treated properly. Although cost can be an important factor, it should never be the only factor. You often get what you pay for. You will save in the long run by not wasting money on poor quality products. Some things are worth the cost.
“There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” – John Ruskin