Tips for Selecting Hearing AidsJanuary 14, 2021
Everyone loves shopping, and we think selecting new hearing aids should be just as fun. Modern hearing devices are sophisticated, attractive devices you’ll love looking at. There are a number of styles to choose from, so you can pick a style you want to show off, or select hearing aids that are nearly invisible. The choice is yours! When it comes to finding your perfect hearing devices, these are a few important tips for selecting hearing aids.
Get a Second Opinion
Shopping is more fun with friends, and we encourage you to bring along a friend or family member when you’re looking for hearing aids. Not only does it make your day more enjoyable, but having a second opinion is always a good idea. Hearing aids are an investment, and you want to make sure you’re getting the right devices. Your friend or family member can help you decide what style suits you best and matches your hearing needs. They can also help out by asking more questions, or even taking notes about the different hearing aids you’re considering.
Decide Your Must-Have Programs
Hearing aids have a huge range of programs and features. Standard features include speech enhancement, feedback suppression, directionality microphones, and background noise reduction. However, you’ll have a lot of options when it comes to other features. For example, you can get hearing aids for an active lifestyle, or hearing aids that help you hear in the quiet. Some hearing aid programs are designed to help you hear in noisy social settings, and others make it easier to talk to someone face-to-face. You can also get hearing aids with music-listening programs or tinnitus management programs.
Think About Add-Ons
After you know what programs you definitely need, think about other add-ons or programs you might like. One popular program offers connectivity features. Some hearing aids are designed to connect wirelessly to your smartphone. You’ll be able to control your programs and settings from a phone app. Best of all, you can send all the audio from your calls or music player right to your hearing aids. This makes it very easy to hear during phone or video calls!
A number of hearing aids now offer rechargeable batteries. If you don’t want to fiddle with disposable batteries, then hearing aids with rechargeable batteries are a great option. You can put them on the charger overnight, and wake up to a full day of power.
Another popular program is a T-coil or telecoil. This is a small copper wire in the hearing aids that will let you connect wirelessly to PA systems in auditoriums that have hearing loops. Many venues, concert halls, theatres, churches, and places of worship have hearing loops. When you turn on the T-coil program, you’ll hear every sound right in your ears.
Shop for Your Hearing Needs
When you’re selecting hearing aids, make sure you’re thinking about your hearing needs. You’ll have different hearing aid options depending on your level of hearing loss and type of hearing loss. Most hearing aids are perfect for anyone with mild to moderate hearing loss, while not as many hearing aids are powerful enough for severe or profound hearing loss.
Visit an Audiologist You Trust
When you’re shopping for hearing aids, it’s very important to find an audiologist you trust. After all, you don’t know everything there is to know about hearing aids or hearing health, so you’ll need to rely on an expert opinion to help you narrow your options.
We are committed to helping you find the perfect hearing aids. After you’ve found a pair you love, we’ll take care of the fitting and programming. We’ll help you learn about your hearing aids, teach you how to navigate between programs and settings, and give you tips for adjusting to your new devices. You’ll also have an opportunity to try out hearing aids in the office, and discover how the world will sound when different programs are activated. Some hearing aids may even offer a trial period, so you can take them home and see how the devices will fit into your daily routines.
Visit us today to start exploring your hearing aid options. We’ll help you make the right decision about your new hearing aids.