What is Hearing Aid Dispensing?

Hearing aid dispensing is more than just providing a hearing device. It’s a comprehensive process that involves understanding the patient’s unique hearing needs, selecting the most appropriate device, fitting it correctly, and providing ongoing support. At Southern ENT Associates, our audiology team ensures every patient receives personalized care in this critical process.

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The Importance of Professional Hearing Aid Dispensing

Choosing the right hearing aid does not involve guessing. Professional guidance is essential to selecting a device best suited to your lifestyle, budget, and degree of hearing loss. A professionally dispensed hearing aid guarantees precise fitting and programming, enhancing its effectiveness while minimizing potential issues such as feedback or discomfort.

What is the Dispensing Process?

At Southern ENT Associates, the hearing aid dispensing process involves several key steps:

Hearing assessment:

Our audiologists conduct comprehensive hearing tests to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss.


We guide you through the selection process, discussing various types of hearing aids, their features, and how they align with your specific needs.

Fitting and programming:

Once the suitable device is chosen, we meticulously fit and program it to match your hearing profile, ensuring maximum comfort and optimal performance.


Our team provides detailed instructions on how to use, clean, and maintain your hearing aid, helping you make the most of your device.


We schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, make any necessary adjustments, and answer any questions you may have.

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Aftercare – Our Commitment to Superior Support

Aftercare is a critical part of the hearing aid dispensing process. Regular check-ups allow us to ensure your hearing aids function correctly and enhance your hearing as intended. Our team is always available to advise, adjust, or troubleshoot any issues you may encounter with your hearing aid. 

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Why Choose Southern ENT Associates?

At Southern ENT Associates, we are more than just a team of ENT specialists. We are a community of experienced professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients of all ages. Our roots lie deep in Louisiana, where we have become an integral part of the medical community. Choosing us means choosing an exceptional group of ENT specialists who believe in caring for you and your family’s ENT needs with utmost dedication. Our team is known for its friendly approach and the ability to provide easy access to our services, including same-day appointments.

What sets us apart is our commitment to a personalized, patient-first philosophy. We deliver the highest quality medical and surgical care and spend time understanding our patients’ needs, treating them with compassion and personal care. We strongly believe in educating our patients about their hearing health and empowering them to take control of their health. As the largest ENT group in Louisiana, our network of fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians delivers unparalleled support and care. We collaborate with other health providers and specialists to ensure our patients access the most comprehensive ENT care.

Hearing Aids Dispensing FAQ

How do I know if I need a hearing aid?

If you’re experiencing symptoms such as difficulty understanding speech, frequently asking others to repeat themselves, or having to turn up the volume on your TV or radio, it might be time to schedule a hearing assessment.

How long does it take to get used to a new hearing aid?

Adjusting to a new hearing aid varies for everyone. It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Regular usage and follow-ups with our audiologists can help expedite this process.

How often should I replace my hearing aids?

Typically, hearing aids last around 5-7 years. However, this can vary depending on how well they are maintained and any changes in your hearing needs.

Do hearing aids require regular maintenance?

Yes, regular cleaning and maintenance are crucial to prolong the lifespan and maintain the performance of your hearing aids. Our team will guide you on how to care for your device.

Can I wear my hearing aids while showering or swimming?

Most hearing aids are not waterproof. It’s recommended to remove them during activities involving water to prevent damage.

What if my hearing aids aren’t working correctly?

If you’re having issues with your hearing aids, contact us immediately. We offer troubleshooting guidance and repair services to ensure your device functions optimally.

What financing options are available for hearing aids at Southern ENT Associates?

We strive to make hearing healthcare accessible for everyone. We offer several financing options and can discuss insurance coverage during your consultation. Please get in touch with us for more details.

With 6 convenient locations in Southern Louisiana, we make accessing the treatment you need easy.

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