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What to ask to identify the right hearing aid features

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

identifying hearing aid featuresThe following is an excerpt from our new e-book, How Today’s Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear Better. To download the full e-book, click here.

With all of the new features available on today’s hearing aids, how do you know if any of that technology is right for you? The best way to find out is to talk to a doctoral-level audiologist about your listening needs. Hearing aids are not a one-size-fits-all solution. The best hearing aid for you depends on a number of factors.

Consider what’s most important to you when it comes to your hearing. Who do you want to hear? In what situations do you spend most of your time? Which of the following scenarios applies to you?

  • You regularly have to ask family members to speak up, and they get tired of repeating themselves.
  • You often interact with your grandchildren or other young children, and you have trouble communicating with them or understanding their speech.
  • You spend a lot of time in environments with a lot of background noise, such as crowded stores or restaurants, and you want to improve your ability to pinpoint who is saying what and from what direction.
  • You frequently find yourself in situations where you are at a distance away from the speaker, such as church, meetings, or lectures.
  • You’ve started to notice that while you’re driving, it’s becoming more difficult to tell which direction traffic sounds are coming from.
  • You have trouble hearing your TV or cell phone.

No matter what your goals are, talking to a doctoral-level audiologist is the best way to discover the type of hearing aid that will best help you.

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Topics: Hearing Technology, Hearing Aids

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