And what does that mean? And how do you find them?
I’m interested in both the Oticon OPN and the Phonak Marvel. And I’m looking for “experienced” audiologists near me who are recommended by the manufacturer. I’m hoping that, if recomm’d by the producer, those units/persons/businesses will have had experience working with that brand. Seems sensible, right?
Looking on the Phonak provider page, many hearing centers are noted, but none in my location have the silver star icon by their listing. My current audiologist says that the “silver star means they well trained in Phonak whereas no silver star means that practice is “friendly to Phonak” but doesn’t work with this product often.”
On the other hand, Oticon’s online provider search engine brings up every hearing center around me, with no denotation of one being more trained or recommended than another.
Can anyone shed light on this? How might I find out who has experience and who doesn’t?