Hearing loss is very personal. That’s why when you are in the market for a hearing aid, it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Take time, explore your options, and consider these 5 tips when deciding on a hearing aid.
1.Get a checkup.
When you visit an audiologist, they examine you to rule out simple causes of hearing loss, such as earwax or an infection. Once the basic factors are eliminated, they will assess your hearing and tell you what type of hearing loss you have. This will help you find an appropriate hearing aid.
2.Ask about a trial period.
It may take you a while to get used to the device and decide if it’s right for you. It’s ok to ask to “test drive” the hearing aids recommended for you.
3. Pinpoint your priorities
Knowing your priorities will help the professional determine what style and technology are best for you. It is important to talk with our audiologists about your needs and expectations, as the features of each device will vary.
4. Think about future needs.
Ask whether the hearing aid you’ve chosen is capable of increased power so that it will still be useful if your hearing loss gets worse.
5.Plan for the expense.
The cost of hearing aids varies, and some private insurance policies don’t cover them. Devices range from about a thousand dollars to several thousand. The features you want may be an additional fee, so it is important to weigh the expense with your personal benefit before you make your purchase.
Purchasing a hearing aid doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. For additional help, or to schedule your consultation appointment, visit one of our locations in New York, or Scarsdale.