Toilet Paper, Protein Bars, and Hearing Aids?

Written by the Nano Hearing Aids Team
Reviewed for Accuracy by Lindsay Roberts, AuD.

Lindsay Roberts
Toilet Paper, Protein Bars, and Hearing Aids?

When it is time to bulk up on toiletries, get your chips and meats for a party, or even buy holiday decorations, you probably feel very comfortable purchasing these items at a members-only bulk store like Sam’s Club. Stores like Sam’s Club definitely serve their purpose, and millions of people across the country flock to them to fulfill their daily needs. That being said, they also offer services that you may not be aware of. Sam’s Club, for instance, has more than 450 Hearing Aid Centers across the country, where customers can find state-licensed professionals to help them with their hearing loss. You have probably heard the saying that if you are a jack-of-all trades you are a master of none. And the same can be said of big box stores.

A Too-Silent Nation

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, hearing loss is a pervasive problem across the nation. The Institute reports that 2-3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with some measure of hearing loss in one or both ears. Additionally, 1 in 8 people in the United States (13 percent) who are aged 12 or older have hearing loss in both ears, with 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 reporting disabling hearing loss. That number climbs to 8.5 percent for adults aged 55 to 64.  Considering that adults aged 45-64 are typical customers of bulk membership stores, they can avail themselves to the hearing aid specialists at Sam’s Clubs across the country.

Sam’s Club Saves You the Run-Around

Many Sam’s Club customers might not be aware that amidst their protein bar and laundry bulk purchases, that Sam’s Club offers services that would bring the sounds of the world into more clarity for anyone who has trouble hearing. Sam’s Club has hearing aid specialists that use computer-controlled audiometers to complete state-of-the-art testing for members, thoroughly examining the external ear, ear canal, and ear drum. These hearing tests are meant for patients who are 19 years of age or older. 

Woman shopping in big box store

Sam’s Club also offers yearly follow-up screenings for free. With the screening results in hand, the hearing aid specialist will recommend a device to best suit each patient’s needs. For patients with hearing loss, this would be a hearing aid, and for patients who are interested in amplifying sound in certain settings, such as lectures or church services, the hearing specialist might recommend a sound amplification product. After examination, if it seems as though the hearing loss could be caused by a medical problem of some sort, the hearing aid specialist at Sam’s Club will refer the patient to a physician. 

One positive of the Sam’s Club experience when it comes to their Hearing Aid Centers is that patients can combine trips to acquire groceries, other needed home items, and even something as specific as a hearing aid. Sam’s Club offers programming and adjustments to their hearing aids, as well as education on the best ways to use and care for the products. If staff allows, they will even be able to clean or make quick adjustments to your device while you shop the store for other things you need. 

So what exactly does a Sam’s Club Hearing Aid Center offer for their members? 

  • A complete hearing evaluation, known as an audiogram
  • An evaluation of your hearing aid
  • Any necessary referrals for medical treatment
  • Adjustments and programming for hearing aids
  • Education for use and maintenance of your hearing aids or other devices
  • Follow-up support
  • Repair of hearing aids or hearing amplification devices as needed
  • Follow-up tests on an annual basis

Sam’s Club might be able to get you the product you need, but the whole experience will probably end up feeling a bit impersonal or “cookie cutter.” At Sam’s Club, the Hearing Center is just one part of the giant corporate machine.

Why Nano Hearing Aids is the Better Choice

If you need quality ear care from trained and passionate professionals, you would be better off working with a specialized company such as Nano Hearing Aids. Born from a very personal desire to help a family member, after an event that our founder had with his grandmother at Christmas, our company is happy to serve you with any hearing needs you might have.  At a family gathering, our founder realized that his grandmother couldn’t hear well at all, even though she was wearing costly hearing aids. Nano Hearing Aids hired the best engineers and cut out the middle man, in order to create a more positive experience for those who are battling hearing loss. 

Nano Hearing Aids

Nano Hearing Aids was founded in 2017, and has already helped over 200,000 Americans with their hearing issues. If you go with Nano, you know you can trust our high quality product and expert advice. 

  • Each of our Nano devices are FDA registered as Class 1. They are real hearing aids and not just amplifiers. 
  • You do not need a prescription or hearing test (audiogram) to purchase our hearing aids. 
  • Our high tech products allow for a variety of modes and volumes to create the perfect personal sound combination for you. 
  • Nano Hearing Aids cuts costs by not having a physical store. Your hearing aid order will be fulfilled in 1-3 business days, and come with a variety of domes. 95% of people find a perfect match. 
  • Our hearing aid specialists are just a phone call away. By calling (619) 391-4268, you will be connected to a hearing expert who will have you hearing in no time.

Couple shopping online

Although Sam’s Club does have hearing centers around the country, if you want to expedite the process of improving your hearing, then contact Nano Hearing Aids today. We work hard to personalize an affordable hearing aid for you, and to make sure that your specific situation is addressed. If you appreciate focus, then avoid the traffic and hassle of Sam’s Club and come to a place that does only one thing, and does it very well. Let us help you enjoy all the beautiful sounds of the world at Nano Hearing Aids

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