Parker Hearing Institute Explains the Advantages of Visiting a Local Hearing Care Provider

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Local California audiology practice recently published an article explaining the differences between local hearing care providers and national chains, and why visiting a local practice leads to the best results.

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Hearing loss is difficult to recognize; it accumulates slowly and gradually over the years and goes undetected until it begins to negatively impact life. At that point, people are tempted to either deny the problem, or, alternatively, to try to find a quick and inexpensive fix—including purchasing hearing aids online, purchasing personal sound amplifiers, or visiting a national chain store.

While there are several tempting alternatives, visiting the local hearing care provider remains the best way to diagnose and treat hearing loss, according to a recent article by Parker Hearing Institute titled Why Choose a Local Hearing Care Provider?

In the article, Parker Hearing Institute describes the reasons why local hearing care providers deliver the best hearing and the best results. First, local practices use a different business model and philosophy compared with the national chains. Whereas local practices rely on a customer-centric business model—in which the business benefits from quality patient care and the resulting patient-to-patient referrals it generates—the national chains employ the profit-centric business model based on national advertising and seeing a high volume of patients.

Second, local hearing care providers tend to have more experience providing personalized hearing care. Local hearing care providers generally have several years of experience conducting hearing tests, helping patients select the right hearing aids, and custom-programming the hearing aids to match each patient’s specific hearing loss. In contrast, if hearing aids or personal sound amplifiers are purchased without the consultation of a qualified hearing professional, it is unlikely that the devices will amplify the correct frequencies and the results will be disappointing.

Parker Hearing Institute is urging anyone with suspected hearing loss to schedule an appointment with their local hearing care provider. The combination of personalized care, expert counseling, and significant patient care experience makes the local provider the top choice for the optimal restoration of hearing.

About Parker Hearing Institute

Parker Hearing Institute is a full-service audiology practice located in California, with locations in Torrance, San Pedro, and Seal Beach. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Parker Hearing Institute offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for most hearing aid models.

William Lee Parker, PhD
Parker Hearing Institute

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