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elijah lovejoy wrote at 2013-02-19 22:52:54
Dr Keifer correctly recommends REM / Real Ear Measurement as part of hearing aid fitting.

ALL costco hearing aids go through this process.  Most other hearing aid sellers / audiologists do not.

Shop around.   Chances are, you'll get the best deal AND the best fitting at Costco.   If not at the first Costco, try another.

You can also get fine service from a Dr of Audiology, if you are fortunate.  But they cannot match Costco's prices, since they sell more hearing aids than ANY other business in the USA.    They often sell for about the same price which manufacturers charge audiologists or Belltone or other sales shops.

Good luck.       Keep trying until you find an arrangement which works for you, considering the fitter, the product, and the price.

Have a long look at      when you are ready to learn a whole lot more.

elijah lovejoy, ph.d.

retired from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

I don't work for Costco, just am a VERY satisfied client of theirs.

Others whom I have sent to Costco have usually (not always) been very happy, too.

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Dr. Clint D. Keifer, Audiologist


I am qualified to answer all questions related to the diagnosis and rehabilitative treatment of hearing and balance disorders. This includes evaluation of hearing and balance, counseling, amplification (hearing aids and assistive devices), tinnitus (noises in head) evaluation and management, cochlear implants, and audiology in general.


I started my career as a hearing instrument specialist (on a trainee license) in 1998. After almost 2 years, I decided that I needed to pursue higher education if I was to provide the best care to hearing impaired patients that I could. In 2007, I completed my Doctor of Audiology and have been providing audiological care for over 5 years. I have vestibular, cochlear implant, and pediatric experience along with prescribing, fitting, and verification of hearing aid amplification as part of comprehensive hearing loss rehabilitation.

Audiology doctor and owner at Great Lakes Audiology in Toledo, OH. phone: 419 327-2273 website: American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Ohio Academy of Audiology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Western Michigan University, Speech Pathology and Audiology Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), Ohio State University Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

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