There are many things to consider when choosing hearing aids. Your particular needs, your type of hearing loss and the cosmetic aspect need to be taken into account to find the model that best suits you. Below are the five things to consider.
1. Type and degree of hearing loss
The type and degree of hearing loss are important factors in selecting your hearing aids. The audioprosthetist will help you choose the best style of hearing aid for your particular circumstances.
2. Your needs
Hearing aids should meet your needs. Tell your audioprosthetist all the situations in which you would like to improve your hearing: at a restaurant, at the theatre, with family, while exercising or during your leisure time.
3. One or two devices?
If you have hearing loss in both ears, you need to wear two devices. First, hearing with both ears imitates the natural hearing process, making it easier to pinpoint where sounds are coming from. It also helps prevent loss of understanding due to a lack of hearing stimulation. And wearing two hearing aids contributes to your safety by making it easier to identify the sounds around you.
4. Handling the hearing aids
If you have problems seeing or handling small objects, hearing aids that can be adjusted automatically or with a remote control are available.
5. Cosmetic aspect and discretion
You should feel comfortable wearing your hearing aids. With today’s vast selection of styles, colours and models to choose from, it’s easier than ever to find hearing aids that match your tastes and style.
Optimal hearing aids must:
- Allow you to communicate in all situations
- Provide a pleasant perception of sound
- Be easy to use on a daily basis
- Be comfortable
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