Top Dos and Don’ts When Selecting Your Hearing Aid

If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, you’re not alone. It is estimated that almost 38 million Americans have hearing loss. For many, hearing aids help to correct hearing loss and improve overall quality of life.

With the many choices available, buying the right hearing aid for you can be a challenge. Both your lifestyle and the noise environments you are regularly in will play a role in the best hearing aid for you.

We’re here to help you find the right hearing aid for you. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide on the top dos and don’ts when selecting your hearing aid

Top Dos and Don’ts When Selecting Your Hearing Aid

We have a wide selection of hearing aids with the latest, high-tech features. So, how do you know which style and features are right for you? Consider the following scenarios to help narrow down your choices.

What is your Lifestyle Like?

Lifestyle is one of the biggest factors to take into consideration when you’re choosing a hearing aid. Are you frequently in noisy environments? Do you often go to bars or restaurants? Perhaps you’re an avid sports enthusiast, or you watch a lot of TV. Considering your day-to-day lifestyle is important when selecting the solution that’s right for you.

How Do You Feel About New Technology?

There’s no denying that the hearing aid technology of today is very different to what it was 10 years ago! Depending on your level of comfort with technology can help narrow down the listening aid devices you should be looking at. Do you want to consider Bluetooth compatibility? How about hearing aids that can link to a smartphone app?

Have You Worn Hearing Aids Before?

If you’ve previously used hearing aids, what is it that you did, or did not, like about the model you had? Were there features that you loved, and why? Was there anything that you’d change?

Hearing Aid Selection Dos and Don’ts

Make it easier to find the right hearing aid for you with this handy checklist.

DO:

  • Get a hearing assessment by a professional hearing specialist.
  • Get guidance on how to use your hearing aid.
  • Consider your lifestyle.
  • Consider the listening environments you plan on using your hearing aids.
  • Ask questions of your hearing healthcare specialist.

DON’T:

  • Choose a hearing aid based on looks alone.
  • Overlook the importance of tailoring the hearing aid devices to your unique listening needs.

Get Your Hearing Checked at Hearing Services of Delaware

Speaking to a hearing care professional is an important step in choosing the hearing aid that’s right for you. Book an appointment with the hearing specialists at Hearing Services of Delaware today. We are here to help! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of the certified hearing care professionals.

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