Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Siemens, Resound and Oticon are the six major brands of hearing aids that are sold in Pinellas County, Florida. Many hearing aid shoppers are fixated on researching the products instead of the provider. Based on over 40 years of hearing industry experience I can assure you that any of these brands of aid will satisfy you if, and only if, you choose the right hearing health care professional. Who you buy hearing aids from is much more important then brand you buy.
Pinellas County, Florida, has a huge hearing aid market. Both Florida licensed Audiologists and hearing aid specialists can legally deliver hearing aids to St. Petersburg residents. Audiologists are required to have an advanced Doctorate degree while hearing aid specialist are only required to have high school education. You can find audiologists at your ear doctor’s office or private practice audiology clinics. Audiology clinics are not to be confused with the typical retail hearing aid chains who often run full page retail ads.
Today’s hearing aids have remarkable engineering that will improve a person’s hearing ability but, who delivers those aids is the one who optimizes the advanced features. Choose a better educated audiologist to deliver the best possible results with your new hearing aid regardless of the brand you buy. You will pay the same or less when you buy from an audiologist.
Gardner Audiology can sell and service any major brand of hearing aid. We are staffed with audiologists instead of hearing aid specialist. Call 1-800-277-1182 to talk to one of my audiologists or to schedule a courtesy consultation. If our offices are not convenient for you then we will find one that is.