- Visit an audiologist
You cannot know the best type of hearing aid for you before you have a hearing test. An audiologist will evaluate your hearing by conducting several hearing tests. The results of the tests determine the next step. If you require hearing aids, the audiologist will recommend different hearing aids.
- Research different hearing aids styles
The most common hearing aid is behind-the-ear (BTE). However, other hearing aids are present in the market, including in-the-ear (ITE), the in-the-ear canal (ITC) and invisible-in-canal (IIC). BTEs sit behind or on top of the ear and are visible to others. Other hearing aids sit inside the ear.
Your lifestyle plays a key role when selecting the type of hearing aids you need. Different hearing aids have various features, including directional microphones, telecoil, volume control and feedback reduction. If your hobbies include swimming, waterproof hearing aids will do wonders for you.
What is your budget? What can you afford, or what are you willing to buy? Hearing aids are an essential investment. Hence it is good to invest in a hearing aid to improve your hearing. When choosing a hearing aid, always state how much you are willing to spend on the hearing aid.
- Future needs
Always enquire if your hearing aid can increase power if the hearing worsens in the future. We cannot predict the future, but we can prepare for it.
- Trial period
You can get a hearing aid with a trial period because it might take a while to get used to it and get comfortable or decide if it is correct. Ask about the trial period, whether you get refunds if you return the hearing aid, and the amount credited to the final cost.
- Check for a warranty.
Ensure the hearing aid includes a warranty covering parts and labour for a specified period.
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