Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Things to Consider When Selecting New Hearing Aids

Robert Weissman, Au.D., B.C.A., CCC-AHearing Aids, Hearing Loss

Robert Weissman, Au.D., B.C.A., CCC-A

Are you shopping for new hearing aids? If you’ve had hearing aids for years or are looking for your first devices, choosing new hearing aids can seem daunting. There are so many options when it comes to hearing aid styles, programs, and features, and selecting new hearing aids can be a challenge. If you’ve been considering new devices, recently had your hearing tested, and are ready to turn your life around, visit us at Dr. Hear! When it comes to selecting new hearing aids, we’ll help you consider all the factors, and help you figure out exactly what you need and want will ensure that you purchase the best devices to help you hear when you need it the most.

Don’t Shop Alone

Not only is it more fun to shop with a friend or family member, having some support when choosing new hearing aids is very valuable. Bring a close friend or loved one with you when shopping for your devices, and ask them to accompany you to your hearing appointments. They’ll help you remember what’s been said during the visit, and what advice you need to pay attention to. It also helps to test out devices with a familiar voice. Your loved ones know you better than you know yourself, so having their input when it comes to determining what device you need will give you peace of mind knowing that you made the right decision.

Think About Your Hearing Priorities

Before committing to new hearing aids, take some time to consider your hearing priorities. Do you want to hear more clearly at work, and need some added connectivity features to make your job easier? Do you struggle to follow conversations in the restaurant, and need the best in directionality technology and background noise reduction? Maybe you haven’t been enjoying music in the way you used to, and would benefit from a device designed to give more natural hearing. Whatever the case may be, recognizing your priorities will help you and your hearing health specialist find the device that will help you hear where you need it the most.

Consider Add-Ons

Hearing aid technology continues to advance in leaps and bounds, and hearing aids of today can do some amazing things. Find out about the different features you could have with your devices, like wireless connectivity and effortless audio streaming. Hearing loops and T-coils can help you hear in auditoriums and amphitheaters, so making sure your device is equipped with the right technology could help you hear easily. Some programs will help you hear in noise, and others will take the strain off your brain.

Testing Your Devices

Before you commit to purchasing devices, make sure you get a full demonstration of the hearing aids, and understand how they will help you hear. You’ll get a sense of how the sound will change, and experience the programs and settings adjusted to your unique hearing needs. This will help you understand how different hearing aids will work in different listening environments and help you choose the perfect devices.

Getting the Fit Right

Once you’ve chosen a device, it’s crucial that you get the fit just right. If the devices aren’t fit correctly, you’ll experience uncomfortable feedback or whistling, and you’ll need to visit your hearing health specialist for adjustments. Make sure the programs and settings are all calibrated to your exact hearing loss, and that you know how to change between programs and settings with ease.

Getting a Hearing Test

Have you been considering selecting new hearing aids? Whether you’ve been wearing hearing aids for years, or this is your first pair, getting a hearing test will help you determine which device to choose. At Dr. Hear we provide comprehensive hearing tests, where we’ll test your ability to hear, and your hearing range. We’ll guide you in picking the right device that matches your hearing needs and lifestyle, and give your natural, effortless hearing.

Visit Us at Dr. Hear

When it comes to your hearing aids, you want to trust your hearing health specialist, so finding the perfect professional is an important part of the process. At Dr. Hear, our team of audiologists have years of experience helping people hear, and we’ll make sure you find the devices that will help you hear when you need it the most. Call us today and start your journey to clear hearing!