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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

About 95% of hearing loss cases are issues of sensorineural hearing loss, commonly referred to as "nerve damage." This type of hearing loss is usually gradual, and rarely able to be helped with medical treatment. Among the most common symptoms are a loss of clarity in understanding speech. Hearing aids are almost always the only solution that can provide adequate relief for this type of hearing loss. A hearing test is essential to determine if this is the kind of hearing loss that you are experiencing.

What Is the Best Hearing Aid?

With the incredible advances in hearing aid technology in recent years, some manufacturers report patient satisfaction levels over 90%. With this high rate of satisfaction, many people ask HearingPlanet, "What is the best hearing aid?" The truth is, there is no "best" hearing aid; it is all dependent on finding the right solution for each individual's unique needs.

HearingPlanet is able to offer hearing aids from nine excellent manufacturers, and they all have comparable technology in their hearing aids. So instead of asking, "What's the best hearing aid?," the question you should ask is, "What's the best hearing aid for me?" The answer to that question involves not only the type and degree of your hearing loss, but also your lifestyle, budget, and the communication settings that you most frequently encounter. Your Hearing Consultant can help talk you through the process of narrowing down the choices that are best for you. We have also separated our hearing aids into categories depending on the lifestyle you lead.

Feeling Overwhelmed with Hearing Aid Options?

With all that there is to learn about hearing aid styles, features, brands, and models, it can be a daunting task to educate yourself. This learning curve may even cause some people to put off getting hearing aids that would truly help them. HearingPlanet has helped over 35,000 people like yourself to find an excellent hearing solution. Let us help answer your questions and narrow the scope of your research. Just give us a call at 1-800-432-7669 to get connected with a knowledgable Hearing Consultant. Or, if you're not ready to call, simply download our Buyer's Guide, which is a great resource to help you understand the basics of searching for a hearing aid.