How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid for You
Hearing aids are recommended for many people with hearing loss. While some who suffer from hearing loss opt to cope with their problem, they end up missing out on conversations at parties or dialog in movies or TV shows, when they could experience much more with a hearing aid. If you have hearing loss, choosing the right hearing aid can make a big difference.
Hearing aids have many different features, and our staff at Audiology Clinic can help you select the right one.
Here are a few factors to consider when choosing your hearing aid:
- The type and degree of hearing loss
- Hearing aid style
- Battery life
- Technical features
- Your ear’s anatomy
- Your lifestyle
- Compatible hearing aid accessories
Different Types of Hearing Loss & Different Types of Hearing Aids
Before you can begin to compare hearing aids, our audiologist will first perform an assessment of the extent of your hearing impairment. There are seven degrees of hearing loss, ranging from normal to profound. The area of the spectrum of your hearing loss, whether to low- or high-frequency sounds, also is important when choosing hearing aids. Different devices target different frequency levels.
Your basic ear anatomy plays a part, too. For instance, if you have small outer ears you may be more comfortable with an in-the-ear aid. On the other hand, our audiologist may recommend a behind-the-ear device if you have smaller inner ears.
Our team also takes your preference and lifestyle into consideration as you choose a device. If you spend lots of time outdoors, we will show you devices equipped with wind-protection features. Or, if you are often in noisy settings, there are hearing aids that have the ability to block out background noise.
If you would like to learn more about the hearing aid products that are available at Audiology Clinic, contact us today.