Microtech hearing aids are private-labeled Starkey hearing aids. Private-labeled means that if an individual purchases hearing aids with the brand name Microtech imprinted on the devices, the hearing aids are locked and that individual will only be able to go to a Microtech hearing aid provider to have them adjusted. Companies private-label hearing aids to try to keep customers from getting second opinions or going elsewhere for adjustments. If the company closes their doors or if the provider isn’t adjusting the hearing aids adequately, it prevents the individual wearing the devices from getting services elsewhere.
Happy Ears Hearing Center services Microtech hearing aids in Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West and Surprise, Arizona.
Microtech hearing aids are identical to Starkey Brand hearing aids, the only difference is they are labeled "Microtech" and are locked. Companies do this so the individual can only go to a location that services Microtech hearing aids. This can cause problems for patients, especially if the location closes or the provider isn't providing adequate services to the patient.
It is important to ask your hearing care professional details about the product you are purchasing to make sure you are not being sold a device that will limit you to certain locations or providers. If the hearing aid doesn't have the official brand name on it, it is most likely locked.