Becoming an informed consumer of hearing aids isn’t easy. Hearing loss affects nearly 50 million Americans but those who make the decision to buy a hearing aid often don’t know how to navigate this process. What should you know before you spend a lot of money on hearing aids? We will cover hearing loss basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated. We will discuss the latest in “wearables” or “hearables” along with an introduction to assistive listening devices. The goal is to give students more confidence about what to expect from hearing health care providers and buying hearing aids. The instructor has a passion for training and helping those new to hearing loss.