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Why Choose an AudigyCertified™ Hearing Care Professional?

the most exciting thing to happen in the last three years – perhaps even during my nearly 30 years in audiology — is the formation of Audigy Group™, the largest member-owned association of independent hearing care professionals in the United States.

Why choose an AudigyCertified™ hearing care professional?

Did you know that the most exciting news in the field of hearing health care during the past three years isn’t a hearing aid breakthrough? Nor is it a software programming revelation.

No, the most exciting thing to happen in the last three years — perhaps even during my nearly 30 years in audiology —is the formation of Audigy Group, the largest member-owned association of independent hearing care professionals in the U.S.

Purpose

Audigy Group’s purpose is to strategically select and certify the most elite practitioners in each market who exemplify the core values of the group’s mission and vision in delivery of hearing and diagnostic services.  Our shared mission is to deliver:

● Unsurpassed patient satisfaction

● Excellence through continued education

● Effective analysis and diagnosis of our patients’ hearing difficulties or balance condition

● Customized technology solutions that effectively integrate speech comprehension back into our patients’ lives

● Ongoing investment in the most advanced processes, procedures, and technology to ensure superior results for each patient

Elite Practices

Not every audiologist can qualify for membership in this elite, demanding association. Since its inception three years ago, Audigy Group has interviewed over 5,000 of the 18,000 audiologists in the U.S., and, to date, has selected only 140 to be members, of which I am one…and the only one in the entire northeast part of California.

I am proud and honored to be part of such a prestigious group, because while Audigy Group’s membership may only comprise 2% of the professionals in our field, those professionals represent over 400 offices coast to coast in 39 states! And having been actively involved in the association’s numerous training sessions, conferences, and events for the past two years, I can assure you that its members and staff are simply superb individuals who are committed to being the very best in their profession.

Raising the Bar in Hearing Care Excellence

So what does this all mean to you? By seeking out and insisting on being seen by an AudigyCertified™ professional, you are guaranteed to receive the highest level of care available in the nation today. AudigyCertified practices provide to each of their patients the following core values:

► Experienced professionals — AudigyCertified professionals are carefully selected based on their proven ability to provide the highest level of patient satisfaction.

► Expert advice — As independent practitioners, AudigyCertified professionals provide advice and recommendations to their patients based solely on the patient’s needs.

► Extraordinary technology — Audigy Group empowers its members to provide their patients with the very best technology solutions from a variety of the top manufacturers in the world.

►Excellent Service – Through continuous training and self improvement, the goal of every AudigyCertified professional and their staff is to fully and completely stand behind their expertise and technology — every day, of every week, of every month…all year long!

► Exceptional value — AudigyCertified professionals understand that value is not measured by price alone. Rather, value is about how well we utilize our knowledge and experience to create a customized solution to meet our patients’ hearing expectations for their unique lifestyle.

In closing, don’t settle for anything but the best. Your hearing is too important! It affects your daily life as well as the lives of your family and friends. Insist on seeing an AudigyCertified professional…because hearing is wonderful gift!

By Crystal Chalmers, Au.D.

Crystal Chalmers, Au.D., is a Doctor of Audiology, the owner of North State Audiological Services, and is licensed by the state of California as a Dispensing Audiologist. In 1995, Dr. Chalmers established North State Audiological Services in Chico, and in 2008 completed and successfully defended her dissertation and graduated from Central Michigan University, earning the title of Doctor of Audiology. Her dissertation was published in June of 2008.