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 47 Reviews on Google.

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Arriving at my appointment, I felt comfortable as soon as I stepped inside and was welcomed by Kay. The comfort continued as Jason led me to the exam room and began testing my hearing. The test was thorough, and I felt confident that the results were accurate. He also cleaned...

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Janet Barnes, on Google

Jason was very friendly, caring, and informative. He immediately offered his help when he saw that my hubby was in a wheelchair. He got the cumbersome wheelchair out of the car and took us in . My husband was very impressed with his knowledge and kindness . I ,being in...

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bonnie clayton, on Google

Jason is fantastic. My husband wears hearing aids and Jason keeps a good eye on him and teaches him so many new things he can do with them. He is always available if you have any problems or questions. Best hearing aid specialist around.

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Barbara Waldron, on Google

Prior to having hearing aids fitted my husband Charlie had difficult conversations. He had trouble hearing me and I was always having to repeat myself. Now with his new hearing aids our conversations are much more satisfying. Much less frustrating for him and me. Our relationship with Jason Murphy is...

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Mary Daniel, on Google

We admire our audiologist , Jason. He and Mrs. Kay have such a friendly office. Mrs. Kay does great work trying to fix appointments so they are convenient for you. Jason is professional yet very personable. He gives his patients confidence and helps them understand about their hearing. My mom...

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Glinda Majors, on Google