Self-Fit Hearing Aids are More Affordable and if follow the directions, Safe.
My patients in Minnesota often share that they are worried about how our little brick-and-mortar clinic is doing now that the legislation and FDA have passed guidelines (including safety) for the Self-fit Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing aid. Yes, Self-fit OTC hearing aids are now here and in our online store!
I am happy that there are now regulations on these hearing aids that have been sold online but are not really hearing aids, but amplifiers. Anyway, an OTC hearing aid is much more affordable than one fit specifically for you from a licensed professional. OTC hearing aids are easily accessible for the entry-level consumer. It is important for you, the consumer, to know that this product was created to allow those with mild to mild-moderate hearing loss is a way to address that loss more quickly. Some patients have waited a decade or more before seeking help.
Let’s make it work for you. As I write this today, there are at least 5 self-fit OTC hearing aids on the market that are reputable products. We don’t have a favorite one and hope over time you will share with us what you like about the one you tried.
Try one, try two; see if they are helpful. All our products have a two-week return and some of the OTC hearing aids have a 30-day return. If it doesn’t work, try another. I wish we had demos for you to try but we don’t. The most you will lose is a little shipping and restocking fees. If it works for what you need, it is a win-win.
Please note that OTC hearing aids are designed for you to set up yourself. If you can’t, we are here to help you. There are also Audiologists that can help you. We, as a part of the health community, are excited to see how this new product category will change the landscape of hearing health.
Feel free to take our Online Hearing Handicap Screening Test. We will use that tool to help you pick out a solution.
Thanks for shopping with us. We truly appreciate you. Kim