Hearing Help!!!!

Spbraj spbraj at aol.com
Tue Aug 20 09:19:57 EST 1996


I believe it is very important that your grandfather be seen by a
certified,
clinical audiologist rather than a dispenser. Often, in many states, the
only requirement to be a hearing aid dispenser is to be 18 years old and 
having the ability to pass a test. However, clinically certified
audiologists have been formally trained in all aspects of hearing and
hearing aids, have gone through a 9 month internship and can select the
most appropriate instrument for your grandfather. Also, the morals and
ethics of hearing aid dispensers (hearing 
instrument specialists) with no formal training is highly questionable.
Often these
people dispense hearing aids illegally and do not comply with federal laws
relating
to the sale of hearing aids. 



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