OTC Hearing Aids

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.
Considerations Prior to Making Your Purchase
If you are considering purchasing a device that claims to be and OTC hearing aid, you should consider:
  • Have you been diagnosed with a specific type of hearing loss? If not, are you sure you have hearing loss?
  • Did you receive a hearing test or evaluation by a professional? Is it a hearing loss that affects one or both ears? This information is crucial with finding and using the right hearing device.
  • Do you know if the OTC hearing aid you are considering is the right one for your needs? Does the hearing aid you are considering have the important features you want?
  • If your device doesn’t fit well or work the way you expect, do you know how to fix it?
First Things First – Get A Hearing Test From A Professional
Participating in a hearing evaluation is easy and completely painless; plus, it is crucial to getting you the best information you need about your hearing loss. If you come to Alison Burks Clinic of Hearing, we’ll gain a better understanding of the volumes and frequencies you can hear as well as how well you understand the speech of others. You can learn more about hearing evaluations on our website.
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.
Hearing professionals will do their best to offer you the most cost effective option that fits your hearing health, lifestyle and long-term needs. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!