It is important to be sure that the individual you are being evaluated by or receiving your hearing aids from is a licensed audiologist. The American Academy of Audiology (https://www.audiology.org/) and the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (https://www.asha.org/public/Help-Finding-a-Professional/) can help you find an audiologist in your area.
The American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (https://www.asha.org/) has information regarding the care of your hearing aids.
The choices available for hearing aids are varied and plentiful – not all hearing aids are appropriate for all individuals. A licensed audiologist should work with you to help you determine what is most beneficial for your particular situation. Get advice from the Cleveland Clinic. (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/4599-steps-to-obtaining-hearing-aids)
Get tips from HKNC (see below) and the Cleveland Clinic. (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/4050-hearing-loss-tips-to-improve-communication-with-people-with–hearing-loss)
The Hearing Loss Association of America: (https://www.hearingloss.org/)
Be aware of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation regarding the dispensing of hearing aids. (see below)