Consumer Reports: Otolaryngology office best place for hearing aids

Consumer Reports Health recommends the office of an Otolaryngologist with a staff Audiologist as the best place to purchase hearing aids. They found “patients gave those hearing-aid providers higher marks on their thoroughness in evaluating hearing loss than did respondents who went to other types of providers.” An ear doctor can also diagnose causes of hearing loss that need other treatments, such as an infection or a tumor, and can clean out obstructing ear wax.