Choosing a Hearing Aid

Modern hearing aids offer a huge range of features, looks and qualities that suit patients of every lifestyle. As you go through the process of choosing a hearing aid, it’s vital to have a knowledgeable audiologist by your side. We will help you understand your diagnosis, guide you in finding the perfect pair of hearing devices, work with you to properly fit and program your devices and provide helpful guidance and counseling to you and your loved ones.

By choosing hearing aids that are right for your needs, you can ensure that you will hear your best day in, day out.

You should consider many factors when you select a pair of hearing devices, including the severity and frequency of your hearing loss, the features and functions you want, the cost of the devices, your cosmetic concerns and your lifestyle needs.

Choosing a Hearing Aid for Your Hearing Loss

Before you choose a hearing aid, you must understand your hearing loss. Your audiologist will perform a complete hearing assessment, which will reveal the severity and frequency of your hearing loss. After this step is complete, your audiologist will take the time to explain which styles of hearing aids are best for your individual hearing needs.

Considering Features and Functionality

With so many features available on the market today, it’s important to understand your options, their costs and their advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most popular hearing aid features at Hearing and Balance Center include automatic volume control, directional microphones, digital noise reduction, feedback suppression and Bluetooth connectivity.

Calculating Your Cost, Cosmetic and Lifestyle Needs

Hearing aids are a significant investment, and it’s important for each patient to weigh his or her budgetary needs, cosmetic concerns and lifestyle level. Patients with active to dynamic lifestyles may need a more functional hearing aid than patients who lead a quiet or private lifestyle. Similarly, depending on your professional and personal life, you may care more or less about hearing aid cosmetics. Each of these factors will also affect the cost of your new devices.

If you are selecting your first hearing aid, most states have a trial period that will give you time to get used to wearing one and help you find the right one for you. California’s trial period is currently 45 days with a total refund of the purchase price.