How to Buy the Right Hearing Aid
Posted by Hearing Northwest on October 17, 2014
When a hearing aid is recommended, the hearing healthcare professional tries to offer the best option for that particular patient's unique listening needs. As part of that decision, it is important for one to consider a few factors such as their lifestyle hearing needs, technology features and the overall cost. In this blog we discuss each factor to help anyone who is considering purchasing a new hearing aid.
The first consideration is how your lifestyle impacts your hearing needs. for people who are active in the community or workforce, managing background noise is an important feature to consider. New hearing aid technology offers many levels of this sophisticated feature to help speech clarity in noisy settings. This allows for more comfortable listening experiences in social venues such as loud restaurants, meeting rooms or gatherings.
Also worth consideration is the overall sophistication of the technology. Not only does today's hearing aid technology help manage background noise, but it also helps with compatibility with media devices and with telephone conversations. For example, the new Audibel A3i™ hearing aids are made for iPhone devices which allow the user to wirelessly sync hearing aids to an iPhone to stream music, television and phone calls.
Lastly, consider the cost of the hearing aid technology. This is often a significant concern for many people but we advise to not let it be the primary part of a decision. There are many affordable, quality hearing aid options for anyone who needs hearing assistance. In particular, we offer no-interest financing plans to help manage the cost of new hearing aid technology.
We recommend always taking advantage of free hearing consultations to determine the degree of hearing loss and then discuss the most beneficial hearing aid technology for you. To get started, simply call us during business hours or submit your information on our Contact Us
page. We look forward to helping you find the right hearing aid technology for you!