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Is it possible to comparison shop for hearing aids?

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Customers can shop for hearing aids at general online retailers, such as Amazon.com; manufacturer sites, such as EmbraceHearing.com; and specialized retailers, such as LloydHearingAid.com. These sites provide prices and product specifications for comparison, according to Amazon, Embrace Hearing and Lloyds.

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An individual should consult a doctor before shopping online for hearing aids, as there may be medical treatment options available that do not require purchasing a hearing aid, explains the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, hearing aids purchased online may require calibration with software that the patient’s audiologist does not have. While online purchasing can save costs, hearing aids purchased directly from health care providers also often include hands-on programming and on-going product support.

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