Choosing Professional Hearing Help

Why Choosing Professional Hearing Help is Vital to Your Health

It is critical to your overall health to seek out a hearing healthcare professional versus over-the-counter hearing aids. Every hearing loss is as unique as the individual. With different types of hearing loss and levels of complexity, the safest, most effective treatment is to seek the help of a licensed hearing aid professional.

Hearing aid professionals are trained to identify hearing loss conditions and provide customized treatment that addresses your specific hearing needs and lifestyle. Hearing aids, if needed, are FDA-regulated, properly fitted, and programmed by the professional. Follow-up sessions help ensure your hearing stays optimal and are often included in the cost of the hearing aids.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids are a “one-size-fits-all” treatment meant for mild-to-moderate hearing loss that do not address specific or complex hearing needs. With the absence of proper regulations for OTC hearing aids, many being sold are unregulated, low-quality amplification devices. Unfortunately, these can cause further hearing damage and pose health risks by delaying professional treatment.

The harmful effects of OTC hearing aids have not gone unnoticed. Today, attorney generals of more than 17 U.S. states have issued consumer warnings about these devices (see state map below to view warnings).

Health risks related to untreated hearing loss include declining emotional and overall health; impaired memory and learning difficulties; reduced alertness and increased risk to personal safety; social withdrawal; anxiety, stress, depression, and fatigue; and decreased job performance.

Healthy hearing is vital to your overall health, emotional well-being, and quality of life. Get the individual treatment you need – book an appointment with one of our hearing aid professionals today.


Starkey Advocates for OTC Regulations and Hearing Health

Watch Starkey leadership explain the global hearing technology company’s Listen Carefully initiative.

States Speaking Out Against Improper OTC Marketing and Sales

Click a dark gray state to read their attorney general’s consumer warning on OTC hearing aids.

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5 out of 5 Stars based on 171 Reviews on Google.

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The appointment today was great! Chris is patient and kind. She always explains what she is doing and why!

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Tammi Purvis, on Google

Excellent care and service. Always so thankful for Chris and for this business!

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Jennipher Hubbard, on Google

Everyone there is friendly, helpful and professional. Chris Youngblood is truly interested in helping her clients with their hearing needs. She listens to our concerns and issues with hearing in the world around us. Thank you Chris and staff for helping me to hear what I have been missing for...

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Kim Richardson, on Google

It has been so important to have a local office with an amazing staff available to address all of my concerns, especially as a first time hearing aid user. I am treated like family and I know my well being is important to the staff. All of my issues have...

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Connie Kohl, on Google

I always have a good experience when I go to American Hearing Aids, I have been going for years Heather, Lynn, and Kris are the best!!

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Lynda Welles, on Google

Wonderful service. Appointment was on time. Cleaned my hearings. Answered all my questions with a cheerful response.

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Sheila Darsey, on Google

American Hearing Aid Center has the best staff from the front desk to Chris who takes the very best care of everyone. We never feel rushed and she carefully explains everything. Customer service is top notch!

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Susan Kramer, on Google

Jason Murphy is THE best when it comes to hearing aids. His dad took care of my dad’s aids (1965-2010). I travel from Hahira to Thomasville for his expertise!

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Teresa Hall, on Google

Received outstanding service every time I have been to AHAC. Everyone at AHAC has gone out of their way to help me with any questions or service I have needed. I have been to other hearing aid companies, only to be disappointed in the service I received. I have and...

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Betty Stankiewicz, on Google

I enjoyed my visit with American Hearing Aid Center. They are the nicest people and are willing to help you with any problem you have.

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Danny Johnson, on Google

Chris is one of the sweetest ladies ever. The best in Valdosta or anywhere else. She makes you feel special.. I will always go to Chris as long as she is there. Both ladies are WONDERFUL. LOVE Both of them 💗

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Ann Wood, on Google

. Friendly people, lots of smiles, great service

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Sarah Lenoir, on Google

Great. Chris is WONDERFUL, helpful, and careing.

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Rosemarie Kuter, on Google

Always a pleasure doing business with American Hearing Aid Center!!

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Susan Diddle, on Google

Chris & Lona are always a pleasure to see & work with !! Thanks John

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John Q. Carroll, Sr., on Google

Professional yet personal!!!

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Kay Evans, on Google

Excellent service again! Left my charger at a relative’s house and they loaned me one until I got it sent to me. First class!

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Wayne Bell, on Google

As always greeted with a smile Chris is always very professional I trust them with my hearing problems wouldn’t take anything for my hearing aids

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Andra Davis, on Google

Chris always takes her time explaining how everything works and will go out of her way to make things right if there are any problems

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Nell Rigdon, on Google