Whether or not you choose Beltone, we suggest that you ask every hearing aid provider you visit the following questions. Remember, buying a hearing aid is the beginning of a partnership, one that may last for the rest of your life. You need to make sure that you’re making the right choice.
In order to legally dispense or fit a hearing aid in BC you must be registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals. At Island Beltone, our Hearing Care Coordinators are there to make your visit easy and enjoyable. However, only our Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioners will test your hearing, dispense hearing aids or make crucial adjustments. You’re making a big investment, so you should know who you’re dealing with. At Island Beltone, all customers can be confident that they are being attended to by a registered professional.
Lots of stores will sell you a hearing aid, but only some will offer long-term continuity of care as part of the deal. Remember, just getting used to your hearing aids could take up to a year, and you’ll probably be wearing them for the rest of your life. You need to be sure that help will be there when you need it, so make sure you ask. Beltone offers ongoing service and repairs for as long as you own your hearing aid.
We are proud to say that the BelCare™ guarantee is the best in the industry, and includes lifetime care and a 1-800 number you can call from anywhere in the world. You need to know what kind of guarantee is offered to protect your investment.
Beltone offers a 90 day trial period for your hearing aid with a no-fee return policy, but not every hearing aid company does. Make sure you’ve got the option of returning or exchanging a hearing aid if you find it uncomfortable or unsuitable for your lifestyle.
This is a quick question but an important one if you want your doctor to stay informed of your hearing health. Beltone is happy to share your file with your doctor.
If you require hearing aids, your relationship with your hearing care practitioner will be a long one – possibly lasting for the rest of your life. You must trust that person with your hearing health and be confident in their skill and expertise. You must feel that they communicate clearly and authentically. It’s important that you feel that you are being empowered to make wise decisions and not forced into making quick decisions.
Only you can decide the answer to this question, but to help you with it you may want to look into the following?
- How healthy is the company I’m dealing with? Has it been around for a while? Does it seem stable?
- Do I know anyone who has dealt with the company? Are they happy? Remember that nothing beats a personal referral