A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

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Are you ready to invest in your hearing health with a pair of hearing aids? If you have a hearing loss and you’re excited to get brand new hearing aids, we have a few tips that will make the process go smoothly, and ensure you go home with the perfect devices. Whether you’re a first-time hearing aid wearer, or haven’t purchased new devices in a few years, follow these guidelines to buying new hearing aids.

Bring a Friend

They say two heads are better than one, and we say four ears are better than two! Bring a friend to your hearing evaluation, as well as to your hearing aid consultation, and any other hearing appointments or fittings you have. Your friend or family member will help you hear and remember everything that’s been said, and you can even ask them to take notes of the appointment so you can discuss it together later. During your hearing evaluation, we’ll ask you a few questions about your lifestyle and hearing needs so we can make the best recommendation as to which hearing aids will suit you the most. Your loved one can help you by providing another perspective on your lifestyle, and their valuable second opinion will help you get what you need in a hearing aid.

Focus on What You Need

Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes, and have an astonishing selection of programs and features to help you hear. To find the perfect device, you need understand your hearing health, and really focus on what you need. If you want a device to help you hear in noise, we recommend a hearing aid with great background noise reduction, and the best in speech enhancement. If you spend a lot of time talking on the phone, and want seamless connectivity to your technology, then a Bluetooth enabled hearing aid will be best for you. Maybe you struggle to hear at work, or want better sound localization when you’re spending time in the park. Hearing aids are just as unique as you, so make sure you find the right one with the programs and features you need to hear clearly.

Think About Your Lifestyle

When you’re buying new hearing aids, you need to think about your lifestyle to determine which hearing aids will be right for you. If you have an active lifestyle, exercise often, and aren’t afraid to break a sweat, hearing aids with nanotechnology coating will protect your devices from dirt, dust, sweat, and moisture. If you lead a less active lifestyle, you may want to choose a device that offers the best in speech understanding and clarity.

Select the Style

Not sure what style of hearing aid you want? Today’s hearing aids are sleek devices that will easily blend with skin or hair tones. When selecting the style of your new devices, you should consider size, but remember that even a Behind the Ear device is very small, and no one will notice the device tucked behind your ear.

If you have reduced dexterity, you may want a Behind the Ear or Receiver in Canal device that’s easy to put on each day, and focus on connectivity so you can control your device from your phone rather than fiddling with tiny buttons. If you have mild to moderate hearing loss, an In the Ear or In the Canal device may suit you the best, and you’ll have reduced feedback and wind interference. Finally, price is a consideration when selecting the style, as some models are more cost effective than others.

Hearing Health Care Services

At Hearing Health Care Services, we’re ready to help you find your new hearing aids! We’ll welcome you and your loved one for a hearing aid consultation, and help you discover exactly what programs and features you need for your lifestyle and hearing needs. We work with the world’s top hearing aid manufacturers to provide you with the best hearing options, and all our devices have advanced programs that will help you follow conversations, and hear in places with a lot of background noise. We have a range of styles to choose from, and we’ll be mindful of your budget when helping you find your dream devices.

Don’t wait another day, and visit us at Hearing Health Care Services to buy new hearing aids.