What is included with Hearing Aid services at Bloomfield Hearing?
All of our hearing instrument selection and fitting services are provided by licensed audioloists.
- Your audiologist will discuss your individual listening needs with you.
- Appropriate technology is selected according to your listening needs, personal preferences and financial considerations.
- Clients are fully informed about what they will receive for their money. Our pricing is competitive and fair.
- Your audiologist will ensure that the hearing instruments provide appropriate physical fit, loudness and sound quality.
- Your audiologist will provide instruction in the care and use of the hearing instruments.
- A cleaning tool and instruction booklet will be included with your hearing instruments.
- We will provide suggestions for useful communication strategies.
- We offer a one-month adjustment & money back trial period.
- Two years of unlimited follow-up services are included with every hearing aid.
- A minimum two year manufacturer warranty for parts and service is included with every hearing aid. A minimum one year manufacturer loss and damage warranty is also included with every hearing aid.
What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are highly educated, health care professionals specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Audiologists earn masters and doctoral degrees in audiology, pass rigorous national certification examinations, and complete a one year fellowship or residency in audiology prior to obtaining their state licensure. Their education includes a minimum of six years of college course work for the masters degree or eight years for a doctoral degree, studying anatomy and physiology, neurology, communication methods, speech and language development and disorders, acoustics, electronics, amplification, clinical methods, disorders of hearing and balance, counseling methods, and a variety of other topics related to hearing and balance. Audiologists are governed by their state licensure board, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). These professional audiology organizations have strict ethical standards and require audiologists to complete extensive continuing education every year. ( In contrast, a certified hearing aid dealer or hearing aid sales person only needs to have a high school diploma or GED and complete a brief, basic training course about hearing aids.) An audiologist's main priority is ensuring the health of their patients relative to hearing and balance and helping patients and their significant others maximize the effectiveness of their communication.