Choosing Your Hearing Aid
Which hearing aid is right for me?
We understand finding the right hearing aids can seem complicated. But the good news is that there are many great choices. Getting the right hearing aid comes down to narrowing down what meets your unique needs and preferences.
1. Types of Hearing Aid Styles
Your hearing aid is a personal choice. That’s why you want to begin with the type or style of hearing aid. There are several options available to you, each with different designs. A simple way to look at it is that there are hearing aids that are placed behind the ear and others that are custom-crafted for placement in the ear canal area.
Behind the Ear
Styles that are designed to fit behind the ear are curved for comfort, easy to adjust, fully programmable and ideal for mild-to-powerful amplification needs.
Styles that are custom-crafted are so small, they are entirely or nearly hidden from view. They range from those that fit inside the canal, near the canal or in the outer ear area.
These models are available as custom hearing aids crafted from an impression of your ear. Each style has different advantages, technology and aesthetics, so the type you choose is an individual decision.
2. Narrow Your Choices
Once you know the style that’s best for you, it’s time to narrow your choices based on even more specific needs and your unique preferences. The type of hearing technology, how it filters sound, comfort, looks and pricing are all important factors when deciding. The good news is our friendly staff will go over all your options and help you find the right device for you.
3. Try an In-office Hearing Aid Demo
Once you’ve come into our office and we’ve determined what style and model might work best for you, you can try it out with an in-office fitting and demo. You can experience the look and feel of the models you’ve selected. Plus a product specialist will take you through a series of tests to see how it works for you. That way you’ll be confident that you’ve selected the model best for you and your life.
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