And as soon as you enter the words “hearing aids” in a search bar, online companies such as Listen Lively waste no time filling up your social media pages and inboxes with ads for their hearing aids.
So now you’re tempted because the price for a set of Lively hearing aids looks good! You can order them online, fix your hearing loss, and save money. Right? Well … there’s a lot they haven’t told you.
Lively – What Is That?
Lively have a supply agreement with ReSound that sells hearing aids online. They program your hearing aids to the results of their online hearing test, bypassing a hearing test by an audiologist.
Lively only offers two models of hearing aids – battery operated or rechargeable. They claim consumers will save about 50% by buying their hearing aids vs. buying them from an audiologist, but they’re not making an honest comparison. The 2 models they offer are lower end technology from the previous generation’s product offering
That’s because Lively only sells a product whereas an audiologist sells the entire bundle of hearing aids and the ongoing professional services needed for hearing health.
Benefits Of Working With Physicians Hearing Care
There’s just no way an online company is going to be able to match all the benefits of working with a local audiologist. Here’s why:
#1 – A More Accurate Hearing Test
A fully comprehensive hearing test covers every aspect of your hearing health. It includes:
A conversation about your hearing, hearing environment, and medical history.
A complete hearing test that accurately tests how you hear pitches, tones, and spoken sounds. It also measures your eardrum’s responses to soundwaves. This is far superior to an online hearing test.
Our recommendations for the best hearing treatment for you – which might only be a buildup of earwax, making you experience a temporary hearing loss.
An expert-led hearing test matters 100% when it comes to programming your new hearing aids to match the test results. Accurate results mean accurate sound, clarity, and pitch, and less of a chance of having to return your hearing aids for not measuring up.
#2 – A 45-Day Trial Period
Lively offers a 100-day money-back guarantee, during which you have to figure out everything yourself, whereas you get a 45-day full refund trial with PHC’s ongoing, expert support that addresses every aspect of wearing one and fitting it properly.
#3 – Professional, Nearby, In-Person Care
You have a direct line to your nearest PHC location that you can call whenever you need our help. You’ll get help from one of our audiology experts every time, either over the phone or after a short drive to us. We also offer telehealth appointments.
And when you stay local, you help our local businesses thrive and continue to help those in need of our services.
#4 – The Difference Of An Audiologist
We can honestly say that thanks to our many years of education, we can take care of everything to do with not just your hearing devices but also your hearing health.
With hearing aids:
- We offer a four-stage fitting process.
- We train you on all the tech features of your hearing aids.
- We do a multi-point inspection on your hearing aids every six months.
- We have all the replacement supplies you could need – domes, filters, etc.
- We do unlimited adjustments to make sure your hearing aid is doing its job perfectly for you.
With hearing health:
- We stay up to date on education ourselves on any new information about hearing care, hearing aids, and hearing loss, so we can always give you the best care possible.
- We offer earwax management.
- We look at all aspects of your hearing health at every visit.
- We refer you to our ENT physicians whenever necessary.
- We provide ongoing professional care and express emergency care when needed.
#5 – Many Hearing Aid Brands And Models To Choose From
We work with the best brands available and will only recommend the best hearing aid for your hearing needs, lifestyle, fit, and budget.
Lively, on the other hand, only has two behind-the-ear style hearing aids – battery operated or rechargeable.
#6 – Repair And Damage Warranty
Hearing aids are just like any piece of technological equipment – they occasionally need repairs and maintenance to keep them performing their best.
Drop off your hearing aids for a cleaning or repair next time you’re going by. Compare that to having to mail your hearing aids to Lively and the long wait to get them back.
We also give you a loaner pair of aids if a repair is required (so you never go without), unlike Lively’s repair service that leaves you without until it’s fixed.
We can often even adjust and program your hearing aids remotely, if your hearing aids support this.
We Only Recommend The Best Hearing Aid For Your Hearing Needs
Wearing the right hearing aid for you is the most important part of the purchase process, not the price. It has to do its job properly, and it has to primarily benefit you, not the company selling it.
Once you get your hearing aids, we provide you with all the counseling you need to maintain them and wear them comfortably. Lively sends you videos to watch.