The good news is there are many options available. You should take care to choose one who is readily available, reliable, trustworthy, and offers the most services for your money.
What is a hearing care professional?
A hearing care professional is any person or medical group that can test your hearing, diagnose your hearing loss, and fit you for hearing aids. Examples of hearing care professionals include the following:
- Otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat physician or ENT)
- Hearing aid specialist
Finding a hearing care professional
In addition to private practice and group hearing care practices, you can also find hearing care professionals in large retail chains such as Costco. Hospitals and other medical practices also offer hearing centers run or staffed by otolaryngologists and/or audiologists.
The easiest way to find a hearing care professional is to call or fill out the form on this page. You can also check with your private insurer to see what, if any, of hearing care services may be covered and/or if you have hearing care professionals in your insurer’s network.
You can also find hearing care professionals (if eligible) at a Veteran’s Administration (VA) center or designated clinic.