HDNJ Second Opinion

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we’re passionate about ensuring you get the best care for your needs, and sometimes this includes a professional, unbiased opinion from another Doctor of Audiology. Even though you might receive comprehensive, effective care, sometimes it can be helpful to get another assessment of your hearing health so that you can make the most informed choice possible.

During an appointment with our Doctors of Audiology, we can assess your hearing health history, any concerns you might have, and any previous testing results that you bring with you. This can help us give an unbiased opinion about your hearing treatment options and how you can proceed for your best hearing health.

There are plenty of reasons that patients come to us for a second opinion, including:

  •         You simply want to continue your hearing healthcare at another provider
  •      You purchased some hearing technology but need it professionally fitted
  •     You aren’t sure that your previous hearing health assessment was accurate
  •     You aren’t sure that your hearing loss treatment is the best option for you

Schedule a Consultation

We’re excited to meet with you and ensure you’re getting the best hearing healthcare for your needs. To meet with our team and schedule your second opinion appointment, we invite you to contact our Livingston office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a second opinion from another doctor?

Yes. You can always get a second opinion from another audiologist. Things that you should consider when seeking a second opinion include:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

How do I get a second opinion from a doctor?

In order to get a second opinion from a Doctor of Audiology, you need to call and schedule an appointment.

How do I get the most out of my doctors appointment?

In order to get the most out of your second opinion appointment, you should make sure to take into consideration the following:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

Why is it important to get a second opinion?

If you have doubts about the recommendation made, it is always worthwhile to get a second opinion. When you work with an audiologist, make sure that you feel comfortable with the practice and the professional you will be working with. Consider how long they have been in practice and what their credentials are. There is a significant difference in education and knowledge of ear health between a Doctor of Audiology of and a hearing aid dispenser.

What do you do if you disagree with your doctors diagnosis?

You should get a second opinion if you disagree with your doctors diagnosis.

Is it good to get a second opinion?

If you don't agree with the recommendation made or feel comfortable with the provider or practice you went to, you should get a second opinion. Things that you should consider when seeking a second opinion include:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?

What does it mean to get a second opinion?

A second opinion is an objective look at the test results and recommendation of treatment.

How do I prepare for a second opinion?

In order to be prepared for your second opinion appointment, you should make sure to take into consideration the following:n1) Where do you need help hearing?n2) What is your hearing like?n3) Have you had a comprehensive hearing evaluation by an audiologist to rule out any other medical reasons that may be contributing to your hearing loss?n4) How are the hearing aids programmed and who is programming them?n5) Are they using Real Ear Verification to ensure a proper fit?