Find a Hearing Care Professional Near You
The Signia Store Locator helps you find a Hearing Care Professional near you
Whether you’re interested in getting hearing aids or just want to have your current pair fixed, a hearing aid store should be one of the first places you look. Luckily, the Signia Store Locator can help you find the help you need. Input your location into the locator, and the map will do the rest of the work for you. The more exact your location, the more accurate your results.
The locator will provide information on each store, including directions to each location. If the listing has a website or contact information, the map will display that as well. Each location on the map will be marked, so you can determine which is the most convenient for you. Even if it’s just for curiosity’s sake, give it a try!
While audiologists and physicians can help you get diagnosed with hearing loss, you should always leave hearing aid matters to professionals. The Signia Store Locator can help you find these professionals, along with any necessary information.
Why You Need a Hearing Aid Store
Before you begin looking for a hearing aid store, you might wonder why you need to go to a specific place. You might be able to find hearing aids through online marketplaces or independent websites, which might be easier than going to an established location. However, these sites might not be offering the same deals and guarantees as a hearing aid store.
Online marketplaces aren’t always the safest place to buy things, especially medical items like hearing aids. Online dealers might not be reputable, and it can be impossible to contact them for help after the purchase is done. Meanwhile, a hearing aid store isn’t likely to disappear after you’ve made your purchase. If you have issues, you can visit that same location and ask for help.
There is also a social benefit to visiting hearing aid stores in person. It’s easier for them to display products and explain features when you’re there, and another face is more trustworthy than an online persona. If you’re there to buy hearing aids, it is beneficial for you to try on and hold the hearing aids instead of just looking at them on a screen.
If you need to repair hearing aids, stores can be your best option. After you drop off your hearing aids for repair, the professionals will handle the rest, and you can pick them up the moment they are finished being repaired.
Why the Signia Store Locator Works Best
A quick Google search of “hearing aids near me” might yield promising results, but it can take a while to sift through these entries to find actual locations worth visiting. The Signia Store Locator skips this step and shows you reputable hearing care providers in your area. These locations are places where you can find trustworthy employees and Signia hearing aids, along with any repair services you might need.
The Signia Store Locator pulls from hundreds of locations in multiple countries. It works quickly to locate stores in your area, and you can toggle the distances you’re willing to travel from your origin location. Input a general area, or your exact location. The more precise you are, the better your results will be.
Once the results are displayed, you can click on each one to get more information. Explore each store’s website, jot down the contact information, or get directions. The Store Locator makes it easy to find the help you need, all while saving you time and energy.
What is a hearing care professional?
Hearing care professional is a catchall term for a person or medical group that can test your hearing, diagnose your hearing loss and any related conditions, as well as fit you for hearing aids and offer follow-up services. Some examples of hearing care professionals follow.
Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician)
An ear, nose, and throat doctor (ENT) has extensive training and can offer thorough hearing loss evaluations right at his or her office, in most cases. As a trained physician, an ENT can determine the cause of your hearing loss, evaluate whether hearing aids or other treatment are your best options, and check for any serious complications of which hearing loss may only be a symptom. Many ENTs employ an audiologist or hearing aid specialist to actually fit and maintain hearing aids, making the office a convenient one-stop shop. You may also find Medicare or your private insurer covers the exam (assuming you qualify for this coverage).
An audiologist is a trained professional with more than 1,000 hours of clinical training. Audiologists hold a doctorate or masters degree (Au.D.) and are certified by national and (depending on location) state board examinations. Audiologists may have private practices, work at a clinic or hospital, or work for a business that sells hearing aids. Audiologists can also identify problems related to hearing loss, such as issues with vertigo or balance, and recommend treatments in addition to hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Specialist
Hearing aid specialists also assess hearing and fit hearing aids. Certification by the National Board for Certification in Hearing Aid Sciences is the nationally accepted credential for hearing aid specialists. Like audiologists, hearing aid specialists may have private practices, work at a clinic or hospital, or work for a business that sells hearing aids.
Depending on where you go, audiologists and hearing aid specialists could be working in the same facility, so you may not know if the person working with you is an ENT, Au.D, or hearing aid specialist. The best way to make sure? Just ask.