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Hearing & Balance Doctors is currently open. We are taking special measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including offering a curbside service for hearing aids. Please call 435-688-8991 for more information. Utah: 435-688-8991 | Nevada: 702-896-0031

Should I Get a Second Opinion on Hearing Aids

Should I Get a Second Opinion on Hearing Aids
Sometimes, here at Hearing & Balance Doctors, we have people contact us to ask for a second opinion on what a different audiologist has said and recommended. Or, we also have people calling in with questions about the hearing aids they were recommended, as they don’t have enough information on this potentially pricey purchase.

Second opinions never hurt—but honestly, answers won’t vary too much as long as you have an audiologist that is devoted to you and your hearing. It will be clear and apparent that your hearing health comes first when you have an audiologist who takes the time to educate and explain.

How To Pick The Right Audiologist

If you don’t want to have to go looking for a second, third, or more opinions, it is important to find the right audiologist on your first try. Simply picking one on a whim isn’t enough—instead, here are some ways you can ensure you find a reliable audiologist.

Read Through Clinic Reviews

After doing an initial online search for a hearing aid clinic, it is best if you narrow your search down to highly-reviewed clinics. Hearing offices that are rated less than four stars should be considered with caution, as the kind of audiologist you want to work with will hold a higher review rating.

Even by eliminating the hearing aid clinics that are below four stars, you may still have a good handful of clinics to go through. Be sure to read through both the best and worst reviews to help narrow your search further.

Ask Others For Referrals

If you know others who have had hearing evaluations, own and use hearing aids, you can ask them if they would refer to the hearing health care professional that they worked with. It is a great way to either get a firsthand account of what the other person experienced or get a recommendation of where not to go.

See Who Practices

Before you commit to a hearing aid clinic, you should check who you will be working with to care for your hearing. Many times, you can check their website and look into what credentials the hearing health care professionals hold.

Here at Hearing & Balance Doctors, your hearing health care professionals all are doctors of audiology, which is the highest level of audiology professional. Our doctors of audiology are accredited by several organizations, as well as having advanced degrees and years of experience.

Check The Age Of The Hearing Clinic

Established hearing clinics that have been serving a community for years will generally be able to offer you more comprehensive care. Also, better-established hearing clinics will be able to keep their promises of lifetime care for your hearing aids, unlike newer businesses that have a high failure threshold.

The first Hearing & Balance Doctors office opened in 2005, with more locations opening up in Southern Utah and Nevada in the following years. At this point in time, Hearing & Balance Doctors have been serving people for 15 years, and we look forward to many more.

Ask About Payment Options

Depending on your health insurance coverage, hearing services may or may not be covered as part of your plan. Sometimes, the hearing evaluation is covered, but not your hearing aids.

So, if you have to purchase hearing aids out-of-pocket, it is important that you know what kind of payment options your prospective hearing clinic offers. As well-established doctors of audiology, you have a variety of payment options, from cash, debit, and credit, as well as financing options.

Find An Experienced Audiologist In Utah Or Nevada

If you live in Southern Utah or Nevada, you don’t have to search too far to find the right hearing health care. Here at Hearing & Balance Doctors, we have served our communities for years, providing high-quality hearing and balance care, as well as tools like our hearing aid buying guide and other educational services.

So, if you are looking for an audiologist who can provide you with quality care that you don’t have to second guess, it’s time to contact Hearing & Balance Doctors and let us help you have the best hearing experience possible.

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