How To Choose The Right Hearing Aid
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Just as each person is different, no two types of hearing loss are the same. This is why a tailored approach is required when it comes to selecting hearing aids. Fortunately, with the assistance of a qualified hearing care professional, you will be able to find a hearing aid specifically suited to your needs.
The first step is started by having a comprehensive hearing assessment. Results from this assessment will then give you and your hearing care professional the starting point to determine the best course of action to treat your hearing loss.
What Hearing Aid Should I Buy?
There are a number of factors that need to be considered when purchasing a hearing aid. Doing your own research can be beneficial but is often confusing as there are many different types and models of hearing aids available and not all will be suited to your specific loss or needs. The first step is to book an aid discussion with your Hearing Care Specialist who will take you through all the information you need to make an informed decision. Here at Independent Hearing we offer FREE no-obligation hearing aid discussion for all.
During your aid discussion we will discuss all the different hearing aid styles and options available that best fit your specific hearing loss. In order for you to assist in the decision making process you will need to ask your self 3 key questions.
- Where do I need the most help with my hearing? (Work, Restaurants/Cafe, TV etc.)
- What features do I want? (Rechargeable, Bluetooth streaming, accessories etc.)
- Am I eligible for any Government or Private Health rebates?
- What is my budget?
Once informed of all options available you will decide on a hearing device(s) you to trial. Keep in mind that at Independent Hearing, we offer a 30-Day money back guarantee trials on all hearing aid(s) to ensure you are happy with your devices before having to commit.
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FAQ's About Choosing The Right Hearing Aids
understand the best hearing aid that suits your needs and lifestyle and take appropriate actions accordingly.
When looking for a hearing aid, explore your options to understand what type of hearing aid will work best for you. For example, over-the-ear (BTE) or in the ear (ITE). Explore all that is available and find out which one is right for you. Here are some tips to find the right hearing aid:
Visit an audiologist
- Seek a referral
- Ask about free trials
- Think about how you will use the hearing aid in the future
- Check the warranty
- Do your due diligence for any claims
- Plan out the expense
One of the greatest challenges for people with hearing loss is finding a suitable solution. The best hearing aids can never be the same for everyone, but there are many factors to consider when deciding which one will suit you such as severity of your hearing and needs and lifestyle. Considering things like reliability, technology and durability, these five brands are considered some favourites:
The increasing accessibility and convenience of online shopping has made it an everyday part of our lives, especially during the pandemic where safety is a top priority. One thing that makes us want to shop on line may be because we are attracted by seemingly “too good to be true” price deals from retailers like Amazon compared with what’s available in brick-and mortar stores. But how does this work when consuming professional services or products such as prescribed hearing aids?
If you’re considering buying a hearing aid online without going through the process of getting your ears professionally checked and fitted, make sure to think twice! Instead of being able to customize your own device that’s tailored specifically for you based on what is unique about how well or poorly certain sounds are understood by each ear individually. A professional will be able to test both sides independently with all frequencies in order determine which side needs more amplification so it doesn’t seem like everything is too loud.
The best way to decide which hearing aid is right for you is by understanding what type of loss you have and the degree. Different styles are tailored to different types, so it pays off in knowing more about your own condition before making a purchase decision. Here are other factors to consider when buying hearing aids:
- Your lifestyle
- Additional features
We wish We could give you a straight answer here, but that’s not possible. There are so many variables to take into consideration before trying hearing aids however there is one thing we know for certain: your personal preference should always weigh heavily on the decision making process.
Hearing aids come with many features and accessories to help users adjust their listening experience. When a hearing loss is first diagnosed, you may be eager for your audiologist to prescribe an aid right away. However, it’s essential that the person who will wear the hearing aid has input into what type of device best suits his or her needs-from size sound amplification options such as directional microphones and frequency filters; colour variations in case design from bright pink purses to patriotic reds white stripes; wireless connectivity so family members can stream music wirelessly through TV speakers if desired; Bluetooth compatibility enabling discreet phone conversations without having wires dangling everywhere.
Why Choose Independent Hearing
We service a number of locations across South Australia which include Adelaide (Kurralta Park, Kidman Park, Melrose Park and Salisbury) as well as clinics located in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Tumby Bay and Wudinna.