3 Things You Should Look For in Your Next Hearing Aid

 

Buying a hearing aid? It doesn't need to be an overwhelming process. You just need to know what to look for. And that starts with figuring out what you want.   

Buying a hearing aid may seem intimidating at first. But it doesn't need to be. Aside from the fact that you'll need a consult with a professional audiologist, modern hearing aids aren't that different from any other piece of consumer tech.

With that in mind, let's talk about the things you should look for when deciding whether or not to purchase a particular brand or model.

 

Features and Style

Let's start with bells and whistles first. As you likely already know, modern hearing aids pack a serious punch in terms of tech. Buying a top-of-the-line hearing assistance device means you're effectively arming yourself with a 'smart' ear — complete with the ability to connect to devices such as speakers, TVs, and more. 

While that definitely sounds cool, you need to decide if that's something you care enough about to pay a bit extra. 

You'll also want to think about how your potential hearing aid will look when you wear it. If you end up with a device that doesn't fit your own sense of personal style, you're not going to want to wear it out in public.

 

Comfort and Fit

Even if a hearing aid has all the features you could possibly dream of and looks incredible, it's functionally useless to you if it doesn't fit properly. Because everyone's ears are sized differently, this is really just a matter of getting some modifications done by an audiologist. These days, most hearing assistance devices are designed to be professionally fitted to a wide range of ear shapes and sizes.

That said, if you're at your fitting and start feeling some discomfort, don't hesitate to speak up. A poorly fitted or uncomfortable hearing aid will eventually irritate your ear canal to the point that you might not even want to use it anymore. 

A good hearing aid fits you like a glove and is comfortable enough that you barely even notice it's there.

 

Adjustability

We've saved the most important feature for last. When purchasing a hearing aid, you need to ensure you purchase one that's designed for your specific kind of hearing loss. What we mean is that if your impairment is moderate to severe, over-the-counter gadgets aren't going to cut it for you. 

You're going to need something a bit more high-end, ideally, a device that's easy to program and customize. 

 

3 Things You Should Look For in Your Next Hearing Aid

 

Buying a hearing aid? It doesn't need to be an overwhelming process. You just need to know what to look for. And that starts with figuring out what you want.   

Buying a hearing aid may seem intimidating at first. But it doesn't need to be. Aside from the fact that you'll need a consult with a professional audiologist, modern hearing aids aren't that different from any other piece of consumer tech.

With that in mind, let's talk about the things you should look for when deciding whether or not to purchase a particular brand or model.

 

Features and Style

Let's start with bells and whistles first. As you likely already know, modern hearing aids pack a serious punch in terms of tech. Buying a top-of-the-line hearing assistance device means you're effectively arming yourself with a 'smart' ear — complete with the ability to connect to devices such as speakers, TVs, and more. 

While that definitely sounds cool, you need to decide if that's something you care enough about to pay a bit extra. 

You'll also want to think about how your potential hearing aid will look when you wear it. If you end up with a device that doesn't fit your own sense of personal style, you're not going to want to wear it out in public.

 

Comfort and Fit

Even if a hearing aid has all the features you could possibly dream of and looks incredible, it's functionally useless to you if it doesn't fit properly. Because everyone's ears are sized differently, this is really just a matter of getting some modifications done by an audiologist. These days, most hearing assistance devices are designed to be professionally fitted to a wide range of ear shapes and sizes.

That said, if you're at your fitting and start feeling some discomfort, don't hesitate to speak up. A poorly fitted or uncomfortable hearing aid will eventually irritate your ear canal to the point that you might not even want to use it anymore. 

A good hearing aid fits you like a glove and is comfortable enough that you barely even notice it's there.

 

Adjustability

We've saved the most important feature for last. When purchasing a hearing aid, you need to ensure you purchase one that's designed for your specific kind of hearing loss. What we mean is that if your impairment is moderate to severe, over-the-counter gadgets aren't going to cut it for you. 

You're going to need something a bit more high-end, ideally, a device that's easy to program and customize. 

 

  

  

  

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