As the name "specialist" indicates, hearing aid specialists focus exclusively on hearing aids. They have great familiarity with brands, features, and programming. They can often make recommendations to you about which features, style or manufacturer would be most valuable to you with your unique set of traits.
Hearing aid specialists do not fit clients under the age of 18 unless a medical doctor has given permission, nor do they fit clients whose hearing loss is caused by an active medical condition. These patients would be referred to other specialists.
Hearing aid specialists take time to get to know each client. Together, they find the right instruments and methods to overcome the client's communication difficulties.
The Hearing Aid Specialist at The Hearing Garden is Leila S. Martin. She is also the owner.
Leila's path to hearing aid technology has been a winding one. She has had a fascination with Chinese language since childhood, which she pursued in college. Currently she is enrolled in a Masters Degree program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is studying communication.
She became a licensed hearing aid specialist with Miracle Ear in 1999. Since then she has worked as a Hearing Aid Specialist with an otolaryngologist (ENT) team, with audiologists, in retail settings (including Boscov's Hearing Aid Centers) and in private practice.
Ask Leila for a hearing aid joke.