Today’s hearing aids are more powerful than ever, and they’re also more customizable. Relying on microprocessor and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, today’s hearing aids are smaller, lighter and more discreet than ever before, plus they offer a wealth of adjustable and optional features that can ensure your hearing experience is tuned to your specific needs and your lifestyle. With so many benefits to choose from, selecting the best hearing aid for your needs may seem like a daunting task. Here are some steps you can take to make the process simpler:
In addition to the more traditional behind-the-ear styles, some hearing aids are designed to be worn in the ear canal, making them virtually invisible while they’re being worn. Several canal-style hearing aids are available, including models that fit nearly invisibly in the ear canal. Canal-style hearing aids use a mold of your ear canal to ensure the very best fit and highest sound quality. One myth of hearing aids is that the different types of styles are simply based on preference or budget, but in fact, different types and styles of hearing aids better for some types of hearing loss. It is important to make sure you consult with a hearing professional when considering purchasing a hearing aid for advice on the best type of device for your needs.
Think about your lifestyle and hobbies.
Do you spend a lot of time outside? Then wind reduction features could be important to you. Do you have a cell phone or like to listen to music? Look for a hearing aid that offers streaming from your TV, phone or audio device directly to your hearing aid. Prefer hands-free adjustments? Then a hearing aid with a remote-control option could be ideal.
Ask your friends and family.
Hearing loss is very common, so it’s a good bet someone you know wears a hearing aid. Asking them for their advice can provide you with opinions you can trust. However, it’s important to remember everyone’s hearing experience is unique, so what works for your friends may not be the best choice for your needs.
Ask for a demonstration.
“Test-driving” a hearing aid before you commit to your purchase is one of the best ways to truly “hear” what you can expect from your device. We provide hearing aid demonstrations to let each person “try before they buy” so they can feel confident in their choice. Plus, we offer hearing aid adjustments for an optimal hearing experience.