–American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (www.asha.org)
Myth: A hearing aid will damage your hearing.
Fact: A properly fitted and maintained hearing aid will not damage your hearing.
Myth: You can save time and money by buying hearing aids online or by mail order.
Fact: By working with an audiologist, you are purchasing professional care and services to ensure that the correct hearing aid is selected and that proper programming of the hearing aid is completed Other professional care includes:
■Referral for medical treatment (if needed)
■Hearing aid evaluation
■Verification of fit of hearing aid
■Instruction in how to properly use and maintain the hearing aid
■Follow-up care and support