The hearing aids that are best for you!
Unlike many products on the market place, hearing aids can’t be judged on their price, looks and features alone.
Hearing aids come in various designs – each one ready to be tailored to the individual needs of the clients’ hearing needs, lifestyle and budget.
Although there is a scale of features from basic hearing devices to those with full Bluetooth connectivity, remote adjustment and motion sensor, not every client wants, needs or requires these functions. The most important feature and the one that is critical in making a hearing aid the best one is that it provides the correct level of hearing improvement.
Hearing aids need to be prescribed to you, taking into account your personal needs.
So, recommending one supplier or model overall is impossible. The process of having a full Audiological Assessment, which will also include various in-depth Diagnostic Hearing Test, Speech Test, Speech in Noise Test as well as finding out about your social needs will all build a picture about what is the Best Hearing aid for you
4 popular hearing aid types:
There are currently 4 popular design types on the market that have been designed to address the types of hearing loss being experienced:
Each of these hearing aid designs provide a choice that will determine which hearing aids are the best for you.
If you have severe hearing loss and wear glasses, you might choose an In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid as this will reduce the chance that your glasses may disrupt your hearing aid.
If you have moderate hearing loss and partake in a lot of sport or outdoor activities, you might choose completely-in-the-canal (CIC) as this hearing aid can be worn 24 / 7 even when swimming or showering.
Steven Hale has this comment to make:
“I have seen a lot of debate recently whereby people seem to believe that smaller hearing aids that fit in your ear and have the latest technology are better. However, digital technology is now available with every kind of hearing aid. People also think that smaller hearing aids are more expensive. I must advise that the look of the aid does not have as much bearing on the cost as the technology within it.”
The most important aspect of any hearing aid is getting the right one for you.