Consumer Protection Information: 5 Questions to Ask to Ensure You are Protected

How do you follow best practices in Audiology?

If they’ve never heard of best practices, or cannot enumerate them, it’s best to move on. You won’t be receiving optimal care from this provider. Evidence, or research-based audiology are things like “Verification software” or “RealEar”. Also procedures like Electroacoustic analysis, or functional needs analysis are applied. Cognitive screenings as well as dexterity screenings should be included.

Do you offer unbundled pricing?

This allows transparency of what is being charged. This allows you to see that you are receiving the evidence-based audiology listed in #1. You don’t want to pay for services you won’t receive do you? This is what bundled pricing will offer you.

How soon can you offer me an appointment (for any service)?

Also can be asked: Do you offer walk-in hours? When (not if) your device stops working, or you are clogged with wax, you will need an appointment to be offered withing 72 hours. (We offer both walk-in clinic hours, daily, as well as scheduled appointments within 72 hours)

How many manufacturers do you offer?

What you want to hear is 5 or more. Any other than “all major manufacturers” is cause for concern. How can you offer the best choice to your patients if you’re not open to all heraing aid manufacturers. Are you biased against one or another? Are you unwilling to learn the nuances and the additional programming details of ALL manufacturers?

What is your return process?

Industry standard is 45 days or more. Be certain that the office does not “retain” a fitting fee, in the event that devices are returned. Do you want the office to keep a 10% fee of thousands of dollars, if the devices don’t work for you? Here’s the real rub- if you don’t get good answers for questions 1-4, chances are that there will be a return, and they have the nerve to charge YOU for it by retaining a fiiting fee!

Where the doctor and device are one

Good hearing devices become great, when you see an Audiologist who is trained well and follows best practices!

Hearing Aids

HEARING AID SALES AND SERVICES

Are you ready to take your hearing to the next level? Our practice offers devices from the leading hearing technology manufacturers, which helps us find the perfect fit for your specific needs!

  • Hearing Aid Batteries
  • Hearing Aid Pricing
  • Hearing Protection
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Bluetooth Hearing Aids
  • CapTel
  • CaptionCall
  • Cell Phone Accessories
  • Electronic Shooter's Protection
  • Oticon Hearing Products
  • Phonak Hearing Products
  • Rechargeable Hearing Products
  • Resound Hearing Products
  • Rexton Hearing Products
  • Signia Hearing Products
  • Starkey Hearing Aids
  • Unitron Hearing Aids
  • Widex Hearing Aids

HEARING CARE SERVICES, TESTING & REPAIR

Our practice offers extensive hearing care services, ranging from complete hearing
testing and evaluations, to hearing aid fittings, adjustments and repairs.

  • Cerumen Removal
  • Evaluation for Hearing Aids
  • Live Speech Mapping
  • Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
  • Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
  • Musicians' Earplugs & Monitors
  • Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
  • Hearing Aid Repair & Maintenance
  • Tinnitus Treatment Options

EXPERIENCED AUDIOLOGIST SERVICES

Our audiologists are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to treating hearing loss. From comprehensive testing to hearing aid fitting and adjustments, trust our practice to treat your hearing care needs.

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Kristin Koch, Au.D.

Clinical Audiologist

Williams

Mandy Williams, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A

Clinical Audiologist

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    New Patient Diagnostic Suite - Schedule Now!

    Our New Patient Diagnostic Suite is a comprehensive appointment that allows you to receive complete and extensive information about the status of your hearing. It includes, but is not limited to: Audiometric hearing test(audiogram), Tympanometry, Cognitive screening, Dexterity screening, HHIA questionnaire, Speech testing. Don't be fooled by "free hearing test" ads- they don't give enough information to help you with a complete solution.