I tend to do most of my shopping over the internet, just because it is cheaper and more convenient for me. I know that hearing aids have to be fitted and it is a good idea to try them on before you buy them, but then again once you know your size could you not confidently order an optimal pair online? Will an online retailer sell you hearing aids, and if so, what information do they need from you?
Firstly I would like to clarify what we mean by “buying online”. I consider this phrase to mean nothing more than mail order. You phone or complete an order form and you receive the product through the post. There are companies who provide hearing aids in this manner such as www.hearingdirect.com who are perhaps the most reputable. The hearing aids themselves are not prescription programmed to the individual’s hearing loss so there is only a remote chance that they would match your hearing loss let alone your size and shape of ear. Having said that, they are very low priced but I guess you get what you pay for. A hearing loss is a very complex thing and is different from person to person. There is no substitute for a personal consultation, hearing test and hearing aids that are prescription programmed for your individual hearing loss and your individual preferences. YourHearing provides this service together with low prices published online. This way you can be confident that you have not only the best custom programmed solution to your hearing loss but also at the best price. I suggest you try the mail order solution together with our recommended solution and experience the difference for yourself. Hearing Direct offer a 30 days money back guarantee and we offer a 60 days full money back guarantee so there’s no risk.
Date: Monday 4th February, 2013
Published in: Hearing Aid Questions