Hearing Aid Selection
Hearing aids come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and prices. Let us guide you in choosing the right hearing aid for you, from all of the World’s leading manufacturers. Our Audiologists can also provide you with hearing aid prescriptions which are often required for insurance coverage. As everyone’s hearing loss and hearing needs are different, there are hundreds of different hearing aids available. Here is a quick overview on the process of selecting the right hearing aids for you.
1. Hearing Test
The first step is to have a hearing test done. We will also go through a needs assessment to determine which areas are posing the most difficulties for you. This information forms the basis for what products would be a good fit for your hearing loss.
2. Choose the Style
The next step in selecting the right hearing aid for you is to decide on the style. Whether it is a hearing aid that goes behind your ear or a very small one that sits deep in the ear canal, there are advantages and disadvantages of each. We will go through the benefits of each and help you make the right choice.
3. Performance Level
As you go up in performance level, the computer chip inside of the hearing aid gets better and better at analyzing the different sounds that the microphones pick up. This allows them to provide you with a better speech understanding in groups while also making them more comfortable to wear in noise.
4. Choose a Manufacturer
Based on the first 3 steps, we will now help you decide on which manufacturer offers the best solution for your needs. Working with all of the major international hearing aid manufacturers, we are in a unique position to help you find the best solution for you, regardless of who makes it.