Where should I buy my hearing device?
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Don’t look now, but there are a lot of hearing device advertisements out there! Some are in this very paper right now! But where should you go? Who can you trust? Where should you start? We may be biased, but we think that Decibels Audiology is the very best choice for your ears, and here’s why:
1. We went to college!
While the hearing device industry doesn’t always have the best reputation, it is really important to realize that the world is full of excellent, ethical, hardworking Audiologists who have dedicated their lives to helping people hear. Please take the time to double and triple check that your provider is a licensed Audiologist: M.A.CCC-A or M.S. CCC-A (Master’s Degree in Audiology), AuD or Ph.D (Doctorate Degree in Audiology). An Audiologist is different than an Audioprosthologist, Hearing device Dispenser, or Hearing device Specialist, much as an Ophthalmologist is different than an Optometrist.
2. We’re independently owned!
We are one of the ONLY independently owned hearing centers in Naples. While most are owned by a hearing device manufacturer that determines what products they can recommend, we are completely independent. If you want a certain brand of hearing device, we can get it for you, and the price is the same regardless of which manufacturer you choose.
3. Hearing Devices are AWESOME! We promise!
If you invest in good hearing devices, you will hear well. Today’s hearing device technology is nothing short of amazing. Proudly worn by celebrities like Shark Tank’s Daymond John, today’s hearing devices can pair to your smart phone, hide completely in your ear canal, and even treat the ringing in your ears. Totally cool!
4. We’re better than Big Box stores!
You can get great hearing devices from us for LESS than you can buy similar technology for at a Big Box store, AND you get service and batteries for LIFE. Pair that with the fact that you’re tested and fit by a licensed Audiologist, and it’s a no brainer!
5. Our hearing tests are FREE!
We offer in-depth Audiology testing for FREE as a service to our community. With such a strong link between hearing loss and dementia, we believe that EVERYONE over 65 needs a baseline hearing test, and we’re happy to do that for you on our dime! Let’s keep our brains healthy!
6. You may have insurance coverage for hearing devices!
Medicare does not cover hearing devices, but many other private insurance companies do! If you’d like to come in for a complimentary hearing test, we can check your benefits while you’re being tested!
7. Your doctor loves us!
More than 120 local physicians refer to our office, because we’re great at what we do, our patients love us, and we have outstanding customer service.
8. We REPAIR hearing devices too!
Our Hearing device Repair Consults start at $99 per appointment and can go up from there. Some hearing devices cost more to fix than they’re worth, but most can be salvaged with a little time and additional investment.
9. We don’t believe in coupons (for hearing devices, that is… we believe in them at Bed, Bath and Beyond, of course!).
In the hearing device world (as in most retail) prices are raised to make coupons seems more valuable. This is just silly and, honestly, exhausting. We think our customers are smarter than that. Our ads have the same “coupon” every time: “It’s not a coupon, it’s a promise.” See for yourself, our hearing devices start at $999 each every day of the week.
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Southwest Florida’s #1 Hearing Center for Over 10 Years
- 30 day NO RISK trial period
- Flexible Financing Options available. We work with Care Credit and Wells Fargo
- Complimentary in-depth hearing exams
- Complimentary batteries for the life of the hearing device
- Complimentary office visits for the life of the hearing device