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What you should know before buying hearing aids online

Posted Date: April 10, 2017

The Internet offers many advantages for consumers looking for information and products. Online purchasing is convenient and private, and in some cases may offer cost savings for individuals. However, before you buy devices such as hearing aids online, here are some things you should know:
• A hearing aid is a complex medical device, not a simple sound amplifier.
• Hearing aids bought online without a complete hearing test and other necessary hearing aid services may not meet your needs.

•For some online businesses, getting the hearing aid settings changed may only be possible by shipping the hearing aid back to the manufacturer, which means you will have to go without your hearing aid for a while.
• To help with your adjustment to hearing aids, audiologists generally provide office visits, reprogramming, counseling, and support when you buy a hearing aid from them. Hearing aids purchased online will generally not include these services.

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