At Manatee Ear Center, serving patients in the Manatee and Sarasota County, Florida area since 1977, we don’t want you to take chances with your hearing. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you find the right hearing aids for your unique hearing loss.

One of the most important aspects of purchasing hearing aids is finding a trusted provider. Look for a hearing professional who meets this criteria:

  • Has education and experience. At big box stores, you may deal with someone with no more than a high school diploma. Your hearing is valuable and should be treated by a professional with years of education and experience.
  • Offers extensive hearing testing. In order to choose the right hearing aid, a series of tests must be conducted to determine the type and severity of your hearing loss. There is no “one hearing aid fits all” solution to hearing loss. Each case is unique. Comprehensive testing is required to match you with the exact hearing aid to meet your needs.
  • Is an independent practice with access to a variety of hearing aid manufacturers. The big retailers have contracts with specific manufacturers and will sell you devices that may not meet your needs. By working with a provider who offers hearing aids from multiple top-of-the-line manufacturers, you have many options.
  • Is not sales-focused, but solution-focused.
  • Provides demonstrations. Having the opportunity to “try before you buy” will ensure that the hearing aids you’re choosing will work effectively for you and meet your listening challenges.
  • Offers follow-up services, including hearing aid maintenance and repairs, cleaning, adjustments, annual check-ups and more.

At Manatee Ear Center, our audiologist, licensed hearing aid specialist and expertly-trained staff have the experience and education required to find the right hearing aids for you, based on the results of thorough evaluations and your lifestyle, cosmetic and budget needs.

Better hearing begins at Manatee Ear Center - serving Manatee and Sarasota County, Florida. Schedule your appointment with us today.