The majority of advertising on the web, in-print publications, and on the radio and TV devalues the importance of proper hearing evaluation, needs assessment, counseling and overemphasizes discounts and promotions— and promises miraculous results with hearing aids only. Many of these practices can get away with providing a lower standard of care because consumers are focused on the wrong thing—the hearing aid—and they are not as educated (like HLAA members are) about what clinical services they should expect and demand.
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The not-for-profit “National Hearing Test” is a phone-based service that allows anyone to call in and quickly test their hearing, for the small fee of $5. Skeptical? National Hearing Test a public service that has no financial connection with any hearing products or services. It is no wonder so many of us avoid having our hearing tested, even if we suspect we might need help. We’re confused about where to get an unbiased hearing test, who should perform it and how much it will cost. Not to Read more
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! 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 Read more