These days, you can shop for just about anything from the comfort of your own home. And you’re apt to find some pretty good deals online, too.

But there are some things that just shouldn’t be purchased over the Internet.

Hearing aids are a perfect example.

You should only purchase hearing aids from a licensed, experienced audiologist.


  • To ensure your safety and satisfaction, you need comprehensive diagnostic audiometric testing to determine the extent and type of your hearing loss. The Internet (and even big box retailers) cannot provide the extensive testing that's critical for choosing the right hearing aid.
  • Today’s technology is more advanced than ever. You need a professional to fit and program your hearing aid, based on the results of your tests, your lifestyle and personal hearing challenges. Inserting a one-size-fits-all hearing aid that's not customized to your specific needs can cause further damage to your hearing.
  • An audiologist provides you with follow-up care you won’t receive elsewhere. He or she can answer your questions, make adjustments, teach you how to clean and maintain your hearing aids properly, monitor your hearing and reprogram your devices, if necessary.

At Manatee Ear Center, our audiologist and licensed hearing aid specialist will work with you to find your personal hearing solution. We offer hearing aids from the industry’s leading manufacturers so we’ll be able to find the best hearing aid for you, your lifestyle and your budget.

You won’t find this quality of service or expertise online.