4 Tips to Pick the Right Hearing Aid for You
Hearing loss is difficult enough. The last thing you should have to go through is racking your brains endlessly over choosing the right hearing aid. The task is no doubt challenging, and there are as many options to choose from as there are factors that one must consider before making the purchase. To make the correct choice in terms of hearing aids, one has to consider aspects like the degree of hearing loss, one’s own budget and even one’s lifestyle.
Here are 4 tips that will make the job of picking the right hearing aid incredibly easy for you.
Determine your expectation– It might sound a bit surprising but the choice of your hearing aid largely depends on your lifestyle. What kind of a person are you? Do you spend a lot of time watching TV or talk regularly over the phone? The key to finding the right hearing aid comes from your daily activities. Decide what kind of expectations you have from your hearing aid depending upon your lifestyle. That will considerably help you to narrow down your choices.
Define your environment– Your profession might have more to say about your hearing aid than you had ever imagined. Say you are a musician, you hearing aid should be able to pick up the slightest sounds and hear the highest notes with complete sensitivity. But what if you are a person working in a distracting environment? Wouldn’t it be better if you had a hearing aid that can subdue background noises, leaving less room for disruption?
Decide what you need– Well the fancy ones are fancy and latest technology is always attractive. But the question is, depending upon your usage and exposure do you really need a high-end ‘all the bells and whistles’ type hearing aid? Or can you make do with a less expensive version? Your budget is a big thing to consider before taking your pick with hearing aids. List down your requirements and go for something that suits your needs.
Depend upon expert advice– Apart from size, technology, functionality and price, your audiologist will have a big say on the type of hearing aid that should do the job (and do it well) for you. Let him or her handhold you through it, especially if it’s your first time. During your first appointment you will be given a hearing test in a soundproof booth. The review of this test will help your audiologist determine the degree and the extent of your hearing loss. This is actually the prime point that will help you make the best pick, when it comes to your hearing aid.
Walk in to your closest hearing centre and get tested today. Most reputed centres will offer you a spectrum of services that will help you cope, both mentally and physically, with your hearing loss. Feel free to walk in at the newly opened Simei Hearing Centre, Singapore. You can also attend the free session on Siemens hearing aid on 28-29 October and take a new step to listening to the sounds of life!