AUSTIN, TEXAS — Hearing Tracker, America’s largest hearing provider directory, and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, have announced that they will be working together to help consumers more easily locate comprehensive hearing care providers online.
The partnership was spearheaded by Cynthia Compton-Conley, PhD, the current director of the HLAA’s Consumer Technology Initiatives (CTI) program, and Abram Bailey, AuD, current president of Hearing Tracker, Inc.
Promoting Best Practice
Dr. Compton-Conley will be working with the team at Hearing Tracker to help identify and promote hearing providers who embrace a more holistic approach to hearing care.
Providers who wish to opt-in to the free promotional program will need to prove that they are considering hearing assistive technology (HAT) with every patient, following best practices when implementing HAT solutions, and meeting Dr. Compton-Conley’s four “listening needs and situations,” including face-to-face, media, telecommunications, and alerting.
Dr. Compton-Conley is hoping to leverage Hearing Tracker’s impressive provider directory, including over 20,000 audiologists and hearing instrument dispensers, to help consumers find and connect with providers that can consistently provide a high standard of holistic care.
The partnership with Hearing Tracker will help Dr. Compton-Conley promote her vision for quality hearing care among the roughly 15,000 monthly visitors to HearingTracker.com.
For the HLAA, the partnership offers a valuable outsourcing opportunity by providing it’s members access to the Hearing Tracker provider directory to locate nearby best-practice hearing providers, while Hearing Tracker will be educating consumers about the HLAA’s extensive (online and offline) support network, resources for those with hearing impairment, and advocacy projects