Patrice Rifkind, Audiologist

Chain Stores vs. The Audiologist

At our office we provide hearing care to our patients, not just hearing aids.

Hearing aids should not be devices that are purchased off the shelf, nor is hearing care something you purchase at a store. Remember that the care, assistance, service, instruction, and maintenance go hand-in-hand with the purchase of hearing aids.

Chain Stores

Chain stores are a convenient place to solve many of our problems. You can purchase everything from a box of cereal to a new TV—all in one building.

With convenience being a top priority, it’s not hard to see why some people turn to chain stores for their hearing aids. But while it may be quick and easy, there are many reasons you shouldn’t buy your hearing aids at the same place you buy your groceries.

Before you throw a pair in your cart, consider what you’re missing when you buy hearing aids from a chain store.

shopping basket with hearing aids
Audiologist fitting hearing aid on man Santa Clarita, CA

An Audiologist

Odds are, there’s no audiologist working at your local warehouse store. That means when it comes to choosing the right hearing aid, you’re on your own.

Your hearing is precious and part of your overall well-being. The ability to achieve the best possible hearing is worth more than buying a device “off the shelf”.

An audiologist is a hearing professional with years of training and experience. The road to better hearing may be slightly longer with an audiologist, but once you start hearing all the wonderful sounds you’ve been missing, you’ll know the extra time was worth it.

At Audiology Associates in Valencia, CA, Dr. Patrice Rifkind and Dr. Kevin Bolder will help select the right hearing aids for you. We’ll perform a series of tests to discover the type and severity of your hearing loss, and then provide the best solution.

Audiology Associates building exterior near Canyon Country, CA

Contact us today for a hearing evaluation.

23838 Valencia Blvd
Suite #100
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 284-1900

Fax: (661) 284-1988


Earq at Audiology Associates near Santa Clarita, CA
© 2021 Audiology Associates
23838 Valencia Blvd.
Suite #100
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 284-1900