A Comprehensive Alternative To Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids In Lake Charles
You may be aware that you can now purchase hearing aids over the counter and online, which was an act passed in 2017 by the federal government.
Although naturally this means consumers have more options for affordable hearing aids, there are some significant downsides to this, which, as doctors of audiology, we feel is our duty to inform you about.
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Schedule An Appointment To Explore The ‘Economy’ Package
Five Reasons We Don’t Recommend Over-The-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids
1. No Hearing Assessment
This is a massive downfall of purchasing OTC hearing aids, as the most fundamental step to treating hearing loss – the hearing assessment – is skipped. Without a hearing assessment, it’s almost impossible to know what the full diagnosis of the hearing loss is, and so you’re vulnerable to buying hearing aids that aren’t specific and therefore ineffective for your unique hearing circumstances.
2. A Trained Professional Doesn’t Examine Your Ears
This one truly baffles us audiologists, as there’s no way you can know the full extent of your hearing loss (and therefore the correct devices you need for your unique diagnosis) without a trained professional examining the very thing you’re investing in the device for. Simply purchasing a device without first having your ears checked could potentially be a waste of money and time.
3. You’re Expected To Fit Them Yourself
Did you know that audiologists train for 8 years to ensure they know exactly how to fit hearing aids correctly? Without that training, how can you be expected to know whether you’ve fit them correctly – it’s not fair game! It’s so important to have a professional fit your devices to ensure they’re working exactly how you need them to work. At Acadian Hearing Services, we have a 7-step fitting process which ensures total accuracy.
4. You Buy, Then It’s Bye-Bye
Once you have purchased your OTC devices, you’re all alone. This means that if you have any problems, you lose a device, or you’re not getting the performance that you require, there is little to no support for you, which includes warranties.
5. You’re Not Covered For Loss Or Damage
As hearing aids are tiny in comparison to say, your smartphone, it makes them very easy to lose or damage, and this is something we hear about day in, day out with our patients, which is why we will always cover you for such loss or damage. However, with OTC devices, you receive no loss or damage warranty, which means that if you lose them, you have to buy them again.
Introducing Our Low-Priced Comprehensive Hearing Care Solution, Acadian Hearing Services’ ‘Economy’ Package
When it comes to maintaining your hearing health, there should be no cut-corners, and yet of course we understand that price has a big part to play in your decision making.
That’s why we want to reassure you that with us, great hearing aids and great hearing care are totally accessible.
It’s called the “Economy” Package and it delivers you great technology that is professionally tailored to your exact hearing loss with a professional hearing assessment, fitting, and ongoing support by the most trusted hearing care experts in Lake Charles.
It’s your way to access better hearing for a great price, while ensuring that you’re getting the best possible performance – tailored to you.
At just $1,480 – this delivers you the complete package for only slightly more than you would be expected to pay for over-the-counter devices – but with all the benefits.
The “Economy” Package includes:
- An entry-level hearing device from a top manufacturer – with crystal-clear sound quality, a sleek design, and Bluetooth connectivity.
- A comprehensive 7-point hearing assessment by a hearing professional
- 7-point “Acadian Difference” fitting process – this ensures you get the absolute best in terms of comfort and efficiency.
- 12-month repair, loss, or damage warranty ensuring you’re fully protected – you will be covered for any damage, repairs, or loss within your first 12 months, giving you complete peace of mind.
- A $740 contribution toward upgraded hearing technology within your first 18 months – if you decide that you would like to step into upgraded technology or get a better performance within your first 18 months, then you can benefit from a $740 contribution.
- 30-day trial period on your hearing devices (excluding service fees)
Would You Like To Schedule An Appointment To Explore The ‘Economy’ Package?
To discover whether the “Economy” package is right for you, the first step is to schedule a professional hearing assessment to understand your hearing challenges.
Simply complete the form on this page and we’ll contact you shortly to schedule a date/time for your visit.
Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can request a callback from one of our hearing professionals by submitting this form.