After fooling my wife for 5 years by thoroughly ""shopping"" more succintly, ""procrastinating"" a hearing aid purchase I went to Professional Hearing Aid (Miracle Ear in Sears). The specialist was knowledgable and very comfortable to work with. He has a way of explaining each factor and what to expect with incredible accuracy. I found out one thing though, no matter where you get hearing aids, get them at a licensed location. I have a set of 2000.00 ""top of the line"", ONLINE hearing aids that I can't use for anything but the TV and even that isn't very good. I paid twice this much at Sears, but I actually wear these hearing aids!\r
I can't speak about other hearing aid stores, but they all seem very professional, I was just ready to buy when I got to Sears and I have no regrets.
Pros: Can always get an appointment within a day or two. Aids work wonderfully.
Cons: I wish there were a hearing aid co. in Palm Bay. The drive is murder.