Choosing the Right Hearing Aid
Wondering what the best hearing aids are? It’s a combination of factors including the type of hearing loss you have, your lifestyle, and your budget. Whether you just noticed that you no longer can hear the clock ticking, or you experienced sudden hearing loss, the key to getting treatment is determining what caused it in the first place. Sometimes all you need is a little earwax removed or some help draining fluid behind the ear.
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?