Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are Available Near Pearland, TX

Women wearing over-the-counter hearing aids

By establishing a new class of hearing devices known as over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently provided millions of Americans with convenient and affordable access to better hearing. Designed for treating mild to moderate hearing loss in adults 18 and older, OTC hearing aids can be purchased online and in brick-and-mortar retail stores without the need for a hearing test, prescription, or professional fitting by an audiologist.

At Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing near Pearland, Texas, you will find a comprehensive selection of the latest over-the-counter hearing aids from all manufacturers. And if you need advice, our audiology doctors are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

An Excellent Option for Some—But Not All—People With Hearing Loss

For many people, the biggest draw of over-the-counter hearing aids is the price tag: OTC hearing devices can cost several thousand dollars less than their prescription counterparts. Although this is undeniably good news, it is important to understand that the price of prescription hearing aids includes the professional services of an audiologist.

You might find it helpful to think about eyeglasses. Basic readers can be purchased over the counter, but they are not a one-size-fits-all solution for vision correction. Only with the help of an eye doctor can you achieve the best vision possible and also stay on top of your ocular health.

Similarly, prescription hearing aids are finetuned by an audiologist, pitch by pitch, based on the results of a comprehensive hearing test performed in a soundproof room. Although OTC hearing aids can be adjusted to some extent for bass and treble, only an individualized prescription can help you hear at your maximum potential.

It’s Best to See An Audiologist Before Purchasing OTC Hearing Aids

Without the help of a professional, you cannot accurately assess your level of hearing loss to determine whether over-the-counter hearing aids are appropriate for you. After performing a diagnostic hearing test and evaluating the results, an audiology doctor at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing can provide the information you need to make the best choice for yourself.

For more information about over-the-counter hearing aids, contact Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing near Pearland, TX, where you can speak with an experienced audiologist.

“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!!”

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“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.”

“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.”