Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids – A Convenient and Affordable Solution for Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss

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If you are 18 or older and have mild to moderate hearing loss, it is now easier than ever to address it. How? You can buy hearing aids over the counter at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing. We’re pleased to offer this convenient and affordable option to our patients in the Friendswood, Texas, area. Much like reading glasses, our pre-programmed hearing aids can be purchased without a consultation or a prescription.

Haven’t OTC Hearing Aids Been Around for a While?

Over-the-counter hearing aids differ significantly from the personal sound amplification products (hearing amplifiers) that have been readily available for quite some time. Unlike hearing aids, hearing amplifiers are not medical devices. Instead, they are a one-size-fits-all solution designed to be worn by individuals with normal hearing during certain activities, such as birdwatching and hunting. Hearing amplifiers make sounds louder, but not necessarily clearer. On the other hand, OTC hearing aids are designed to be worn by individuals with hearing loss during daily activities to help them better understand speech.

Are Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Right for You?

Unlike prescription hearing aids, over-the-counter hearing aids can be purchased without an in-person appointment at a hearing clinic. However, it is still a good idea to consult with a hearing aid specialist. For instance, an audiology doctor at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing, can perform a functional hearing test to check for underlying medical conditions that might be causing or contributing to your hearing loss—and that cannot be addressed with hearing aids. And if you do opt for over-the-counter hearing aids, your audiology doctor can ensure a perfect fit so you can make the most of them.

If you have questions or would like to explore our vast selection of innovative over-the-counter hearing aids, stop by our hearing clinic in Friendswood, TX, today. To learn more, you can also check out our patient resources and listen to our helpful podcast on your favorite platform.

“My daughter has been seeing her speech therapist, Vilma Sandoval, for just a few months now and we have already seen such progress. My daughter loves going and feels so comfortable and welcomed there. The entire staff has always been very professional and kind. I highly recommend Autumn Oaks to anyone looking for a place to receive care.”

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“My daughter has been seeing her speech therapist, Vilma Sandoval, for just a few months now and we have already seen such progress. My daughter loves going and feels so comfortable and welcomed there. The entire staff has always been very professional and kind. I highly recommend Autumn Oaks to anyone looking for a place to receive care.”

“My son Caleb attended Autumn Oaks for about two years because he had a speech delay. During his time there his speech and pronunciation improved greatly. Mrs. Eshita (our speech pathologist) is so encouraging, patient and supportive. The entire staff is friendly and great to work with. We cannot thank Autumn Oaks enough for helping our son!!”

“I went to Autumn oak for a new set of hearing aides. The Staff is Great, the Professionalism and kindness is awesome. I am very happy with the Service I have received, the amount of testing Dr Saltarrelli has done has been fantastic. She takes the time needed to get things right.”