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Starting Your Hearing Journey

Seeking help for your hearing loss is the first step in a process that includes finding the right audiologist to prescribe the best treatment options.

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Choosing an Audiologist

What is an audiologist?

Audiologists are licensed health care professionals who diagnose hearing loss, balance problems and vestibular system impairments. They are trained to evaluate, manage and prevent those conditions in patients of all ages. Audiologists must have a master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from an accredited university. They are also regulated by state licensure and registration.

What should I look for in an audiologist?

Selecting Hearing Aids

The right hearing aid can help you stay engaged during life’s special moments. Comprehending conversations at work and home reduces stress for people with hearing loss.

So, how do you find the right hearing aids?


  • Your expectations and needs
  • Your hearing evaluation results
  • How each hearing aid styles would fit into your lifestyle
  • Hearing aid brands
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Why You Should Come to Hearing Associates

There are misconceptions and stereotypes associated with hearing loss, which often prevent people from seeking treatment.

Luckily, the team at Hearing Associates is here to help. Our dedicated staff are committed to ensuring you get the most from every audiology appointment.

Our expert audiologists provide comprehensive hearing evaluations and will help you narrow your search for the right hearing devices. You’ll receive all the information you need to choose the best hearing aids that fit your lifestyle and budget.

The team at Hearing Associates is dedicated to serving patients in Mason City, Iowa, and the surrounding communities in Northern Iowa and Albert Lea, Minnesota. Schedule your appointment today to receive personalized care from our experienced audiologists.