We often receive questions regarding the difference between working with The Family Hearing Center versus a Wholesale Store. Below, we try and breakdown that information. Adults and children at the Family Hearing Center experience personal attention and individualized care in a comfortable, professional, safe and friendly environment. Our approach ensures flexibility in providing solutions for each individual. Experience The Family Hearing Center difference.

The Family Hearing Center

PROS

  • Patient-driven care
  • Detailed explanation of hearing loss and treatment options
  • Work with a variety of hearing instrument manufacturers
  • Post-hearing instrument fitting counseling
  • Bluetooth accessories/connectivity solutions
  • Ability to treat tinnitus
  • Loaner instruments available
  • Able to directly bill insurance for hearing aid benefits
  • Rechargeable hearing instruments
  • Payment Plan

CONS

  • Possibility of higher financial commitment

Wholesale Store

PROS

  • Possibility of lower financial commitment

CONS

  • May or may not have audiologist on staff – mostly hearing aid dispensers
  • Limited choice of hearing instrument manufacturers
  • May not provide the latest hearing technology
  • Less optimal acoustic environment for hearing testing and instrument programming
  • Possible delayed follow-up schedule for check-ups due to the volume of hearing instruments sold and limited staff onsite
  • Medical devices are in the same place as bulk food and household items
  • Limited diagnostic services provided
  • May refer out for earmold impressions
  • Club membership required to maintain services