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Sunday, August 9, 2020 2020 How-To-Choose Guide The Saline Courier, Page 27 How to Choose... a hearing healthcare provider I you have recently discovered you are suffering from hearing loss and identified hearing aid options, your next step is choos- ing the right hearing professional who will help to ensure that you get years of enjoyment from your hearing aid. The professional, or the company that provides your hearing aid, is key to ensuring you get the best use out of the device. The staff at Arkansas Profes Arkansas Professional Hearing Care sional Hearing Care not only help you pick the right device, but they'll also help teach you how to use it properly. A good professional will also be of assistance to you long after the sale. Here are some things to look for when choosing a Hearing Healthcare Provider. tested and hearing aid technology as well trial period for their hearing aids. Some repaired. It's common for hearing aids to require several follow-up visits to make sure they are fitted and adjusted cor- rectly for your hearing loss and needs, so you should look for a provider that is both technically proficient and a good listener. They should be able to under- stand your hearing needs and make any changes necessary to assist you with any trouble you may be experiencing. You should also ask about loaner de- as pricing discussed. Quality hearing aids can cost several thousand dollars. So, you'll want to make sure you have several to pick from that can meet your specific needs and your companies offer a 30-day trial so you can make sure the product is providing you with the benefit you expect. You should also ask about the warran- ties offered with the hearing aid pur- chase. Many hearing aids are available with coverage for loss or damage and repairs, almost like an insurance policy, which can be very important down the road. Make sure you understand what the warranty covers, how much it costs and whether there will be any fees if the hearing aid needs to be replaced or repaired during the warranty period. Certification Each state has a different certification or licensure process for hearing health providers. Your doctor or audiologist should be able to direct you to a qualified expectations of hearing aids. provider in your area. You can also check with your state government to verify that the provider is certified to operate in Product Knowledge Since most of us aren't experts on hearing aids, you need to look for a pro- vider who is. Not only should they have an understanding of the medical reasons your state. Remember that certification is a mini- mum standard, though, and youll want to talk to your friends, family and neigh- behind hearing loss- since every bors to get advice about which providers hearing situation is different- but they they've used and how happy they were with the experience. Just like hiring any professional, the more you know about their reputation, the better a decision you especially when you're looking at high- can make. vices if your hearing aid needs a repair. Most hearing aid professionals will be able to do some repairs in-house quickly, but major repairs may require your hear- ing aid to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. This is when it's good to know the policy about loaner devices. In the end, if you are careful and should have in-depth knowledge of their hearing aid products. Hearing aids can be complex devices, Follow-Up Service When you buy a hearing aid from a good professional, one of the most important things you're paying for is end models that can be customized extensively to match your hearing needs. good service and a treatment plan, which investigate their reputation, you can find A good provider can take those techni- a Hearing Healthcare Provider that will includes service after the purchase. Some providers will have these services help you find the right devices at the included at no additional charge for a certain length of time. This is especially true when it comes time to have your hearing aid adjusted or Product Line Hearing Healthcare professionals offer cal terms and make them easy for you to products from several brands at a variety understand. of price points. Find out which brands the provider carries and also schedule an appointment when your hearing to be right price. And when you do, you will be happy with the results and pleased with the care given by the providers at Arkan- sas Professional Hearing Care. Trial and Warranty Ask if the hearing professional offers a Sunday, August 9, 2020 2020 How-To-Choose Guide The Saline Courier, Page 27 How to Choose... a hearing healthcare provider I you have recently discovered you are suffering from hearing loss and identified hearing aid options, your next step is choos- ing the right hearing professional who will help to ensure that you get years of enjoyment from your hearing aid. The professional, or the company that provides your hearing aid, is key to ensuring you get the best use out of the device. The staff at Arkansas Profes Arkansas Professional Hearing Care sional Hearing Care not only help you pick the right device, but they'll also help teach you how to use it properly. A good professional will also be of assistance to you long after the sale. Here are some things to look for when choosing a Hearing Healthcare Provider. tested and hearing aid technology as well trial period for their hearing aids. Some repaired. It's common for hearing aids to require several follow-up visits to make sure they are fitted and adjusted cor- rectly for your hearing loss and needs, so you should look for a provider that is both technically proficient and a good listener. They should be able to under- stand your hearing needs and make any changes necessary to assist you with any trouble you may be experiencing. You should also ask about loaner de- as pricing discussed. Quality hearing aids can cost several thousand dollars. So, you'll want to make sure you have several to pick from that can meet your specific needs and your companies offer a 30-day trial so you can make sure the product is providing you with the benefit you expect. You should also ask about the warran- ties offered with the hearing aid pur- chase. Many hearing aids are available with coverage for loss or damage and repairs, almost like an insurance policy, which can be very important down the road. Make sure you understand what the warranty covers, how much it costs and whether there will be any fees if the hearing aid needs to be replaced or repaired during the warranty period. Certification Each state has a different certification or licensure process for hearing health providers. Your doctor or audiologist should be able to direct you to a qualified expectations of hearing aids. provider in your area. You can also check with your state government to verify that the provider is certified to operate in Product Knowledge Since most of us aren't experts on hearing aids, you need to look for a pro- vider who is. Not only should they have an understanding of the medical reasons your state. Remember that certification is a mini- mum standard, though, and youll want to talk to your friends, family and neigh- behind hearing loss- since every bors to get advice about which providers hearing situation is different- but they they've used and how happy they were with the experience. Just like hiring any professional, the more you know about their reputation, the better a decision you especially when you're looking at high- can make. vices if your hearing aid needs a repair. Most hearing aid professionals will be able to do some repairs in-house quickly, but major repairs may require your hear- ing aid to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. This is when it's good to know the policy about loaner devices. In the end, if you are careful and should have in-depth knowledge of their hearing aid products. Hearing aids can be complex devices, Follow-Up Service When you buy a hearing aid from a good professional, one of the most important things you're paying for is end models that can be customized extensively to match your hearing needs. good service and a treatment plan, which investigate their reputation, you can find A good provider can take those techni- a Hearing Healthcare Provider that will includes service after the purchase. Some providers will have these services help you find the right devices at the included at no additional charge for a certain length of time. This is especially true when it comes time to have your hearing aid adjusted or Product Line Hearing Healthcare professionals offer cal terms and make them easy for you to products from several brands at a variety understand. of price points. Find out which brands the provider carries and also schedule an appointment when your hearing to be right price. And when you do, you will be happy with the results and pleased with the care given by the providers at Arkan- sas Professional Hearing Care. Trial and Warranty Ask if the hearing professional offers a