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We officially launched HearingTracker.com to the audiology community back in March. After much anticipation, we finally had the chance to introduce Hearing Tracker to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community at the HLAA 2014 in our hometown, Austin, TX!

Reviewing hearing aids at HLAA with HearingTracker.com

Reviewing hearing aids at HLAA

The concept for Hearing Tracker was developed many years ago, as an ambitious solution for helping hearing impaired consumers connect with top-quality hearing providers and hearing devices.  To say we were excited to unveil it – to the population for which it was developed – would be a vast understatement. We were also a little bit nervous.

As it turned out we had absolutely nothing to worry about. We were overwhelmed by the support we received from convention attendees, with many people expressing frustration that online reviews weren’t available sooner.

Our pitch was simple. “We have a website for consumer reviews for hearing aids and audiologists. Would you like to review your hearing aids today, and help thousands of consumers, all over the world?” We generated almost 50 new hearing aid reviews in a matter of hours, with many also expressing interest in finding and reviewing their local audiologists.

We were also overwhelmed with helpful feedback and suggestions from the attendees at HLAA, and we’re happy to announce that many of those suggestions will be used to further develop Hearing Tracker in the future.  We wanted to say a special thank you to Dana Mulvany of Differing Abilities (Accessibility Consulting), for her amazing feedback about Hearing Tracker.

We took the opportunity to release some press while we were at HLAA. Here is the release in its entirety:

Austin Startup Launches World’s Largest Hearing Provider Directory at Annual Hearing Loss Conference

Hearing Tracker, Inc. promises to ease access for hearing-impaired consumers and increase the overall success rate of hearing rehabilitation.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

Local internet startup company, Hearing Tracker, Inc., has introduced HearingTracker.com at the 2014 Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) convention. HearingTracker.com publishes an online directory of over 17,000 hearing providers throughout the United States – the largest directory of its kind – and provides intuitive tools for locating providers with positive customer feedback. HearingTracker.com also boasts the largest collection of online hearing aid reviews in the world, giving undecided consumers a place to investigate their options.

Hearing aids are technical devices that require fine-tuning and calibration to provide maximum benefit, and while many hearing providers provide excellent customer service, they may or may not have the skill-set, or equipment, to produce great hearing results. The best way to gauge the quality of the hearing provider is to look at what their customers are saying. Are they happy with the results? How much better is their hearing? Would they recommend the provider to others?

Consumers have traditionally relied on word-of-mouth from friends and family to find high quality hearing providers. While word-of mouth is still an important source of information when choosing a hearing provider, consumers are increasingly looking online for guidance. HearingTracker.com is following the lead of other doctor-review websites to help consumers navigate the process of finding a hearing provider. HearingTracker.com is the only website in the world to rate hearing providers based on the results of their hearing aid fittings.

Hearing Tracker’s strategy, to clarify hearing healthcare with a big data solution, promises to ease access for hearing impaired consumers, and increase the overall success rate of hearing rehabilitation.

See the full release here.

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