Choosing The Right Hearing Aid For You
Wondering what the best hearing aids are? The best hearing aids for you will be determined by a combination of factors including the type of hearing loss you have, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Your hearing aid discovery test and evaluation offer us crucial information, which frequencies you’re unable to hear, and whether one ear is worse than the other. Once we have that data back, we can suggest the best type of hearing aid for you and program it to your customized settings.
Best Hearing Aid Styles For…
So which are the best hearing aids for you?
Start by considering what it is you want to do again.
Did you miss the few whispered lines revealing who-dunnit at the theatre?
Or do you want to join friends at the poolside bar and catch up?
Your hearing aids shouldn’t just be amplifying sound…they should be working in your ideal lifestyle.
After all, if your hearing aids aren’t helping you do the things you love, they aren’t the best choice for you.
Consider this when you’re determining which are the best hearing aids for you:
- Do you love going to concerts, the movies, or to local lectures? If so, check out whether your local venue offers hearing loops. We can suggest hearing aids that sync with these systems so you can discreetly tap into their hearing system.
- Frequent flyer (or do you use mass transit)? Even many taxis and buses are equipped with technology designed to work with hearing aids.
- Tracking your fitness and health? The latest hearing technology can track your vital signs more accurately than the most popular fitness trackers!
Once you have a list of situations where you’d like your hearing aids to work, it’s time to look at styles and brands.
Questions To Ask Before Buying Hearing Aids
We will show you a variety of styles and brands. As you check out the hearing aids, ask yourself the following questions:
- What features will you need? Do you work in a noisy environment? If so, you’ll need hearing aids that help you focus on your colleague’s voice and drown out background noise. If you’re on the phone a lot, you might be more interested in hearing aids that sync with smartphones. Make a list of the situations where you are struggling to hear and prioritize your list.
- How hard is the pair you are evaluating to put on and adjust? Do you have trouble seeing or manipulating the buttons?
- How difficult is it to put in batteries? Also consider how frequently you’re willing to replace batteries (and how expensive are they)?
- What accessories will you need to make it work for your lifestyle? Are they within your budget?
What’s The Process For Getting Hearing Aids?
The first step to improve hearing loss is to get a full hearing aid discovery test. We will review recent changes in your wellbeing, where you notice your hearing loss and may test how well you hear. At the evaluation, be sure to tell your hearing aid specialist about related symptoms such as dizziness, ringing in the ears and extreme fatigue. Based on this evaluation, we may make a referral to a medical doctor.
Either way, we’ll review your options, including which hearing aid types are most likely to improve your hearing and fit your lifestyle. Once you select a hearing aid style, we will custom fit it to your ear and program it based on the results of your exam.