Alison Burks Clinic of Hearing, Inc. is in support of OTC hearing aids for those individuals who want better hearing, but are not yet ready for traditional, prescriptive hearing aids.
OTC hearing aids can be a great solution, but only if you have the right information first. OTC hearing aids make hearing aids more accessible to people, which we fully support, but you also don’t want to make a decision based on cost alone and not get the right device for your needs. That is still a waste of money if you buy something, struggle with it, and then don’t use it. Hearing problems can only be correctly treated when they’ve been accurately evaluated and diagnosed.
Our audiologist is committed to the ethical guidelines of their profession and never try to “sell” to our patients, but instead aim to educate them on their situation and best options for their hearing health.