Family Hearing Care Offers An Alternative Choice Program
Welcome to the Family Hearing Care alternative to OTC (Over the Counter) and internet hearing aid sales. By now you’ve heard that the federal government has passed legislation to allow hearing aids for self-diagnosed mild to moderate hearing loss to be sold over the counter and over the internet. Surprisingly, no physician referral or formal hearing evaluation is required. Hearing loss is the 3rd most common chronic health concern in the United States. And now, current research is finding a much higher incidence of hearing loss in other co-morbid conditions including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, and fall risks. The government’s feeling was that by making hearing aids more widely available, the competition in the marketplace would bring down costs and stimulate development.
So, with all the options and all the marketing, how does the average consumer decide what’s best for them? They can spend hours reading and researching, or they can buy at whatever price point they’re comfortable with and hope for the best knowing they have a return option. Or they can develop a trusting relationship with a knowledgeable hearing care professional and make an ALTERNATIVE CHOICE.
At Family Hearing Care we decided to be proactive and develop the ALTERNATIVE CHOICE PROGRAM to compete with OTC and internet hearing aid sales. Our ALTERNATIVE CHOICE PROGRAM gives you the choice of two major brands of hearing aids with some of the most popular features, including rechargeability and Bluetooth connectivity. Two affordable price points will reflect the different service packages available with these hearing aids. The Do it Yourself (DIY) or AUDIOLOGIST ASSIST service packages provide limited service, but with the option to buy from a menu of services as needed. With support from one of our Doctors of Audiology and our helpful video links, you’ll be competent and confident that you’ve made the right choice for you.
The Unitron MOXI Blu 3 and the Oticon Zircon 2 come from two of the seven major manufacturers of hearing aids in the world. Both companies have been around for more than 50 years and are known for quality and innovation.
Unitron has the only product on the market that offers an upgradeable circuit. This means that if a patient needs more features to manage their hearing loss, their current hearing aid can be upgraded for a cost right in our office.
The Oticon company has focused their current products on Brain Hearing Technology. This approach tries to provide enough sound information to reduce listening effort and mental load thus improving cognitive function.
We believe that the Family Hearing Care ALTERNATIVE CHOICE PROGRAM offers an informed, affordable, and stress-free way to address your hearing concerns with products and services provided by our experienced and trusted Doctors of Audiology.