How do I choose a hearing instrument specialist?
This is a very important choice. As a consumer, you may use one of the following methods:
a) Personal referral from friends or family. You may consider asking acquaintances who wear hearing aids for possible recommendations.
b) Contact the Georgia Society of Hearing Professionals for a list of hearing instrument specialists near you. Or, you can simply type in your zip code near the top of this page and click “search”. A free information packet about hearing loss is also available by request. You may consider interviewing local hearing instrument specialists in your area. This would give you the opportunity to see the environment of their offices and the equipment used for hearing evaluations, as well as meet prospective hearing instrument specialists who would be working with you. Most hearing aid dealers offer a free hearing evaluation. Find a hearing instrument specialist you feel comfortable with, as this will be a lasting relationship. You will be seen regularly during the testing and adjustment period as well as afterward for maintenance and service, as necessary.
c) Contact the Better Business Bureau and inquire regarding any complaints of unfair business practices.