Hearing aids: Which one is right for you?
Nov 28, 2012 in Hearing Tests
The decision to get fitted with a hearing aid is a relatively simple, once you have recognised that your ability to decipher sounds from day to day is deteriorating.
Nobody wants to have to suffer in silence and battle through each day when there are a wide range of modern hearing aids on offer at Leightons, especially when we have expert audiologists on hand to guide you through the process.
While deciding to get a hearing aid may not be too tricky, working out which is the right one for you can often be a slightly more laborious task.
Inner or outer ear?
For a start, it's essential to choose whether you want to wear an inner or outer ear device, with the two sorts offering benefits for two different sorts of hearing loss.
If you are suffering from milder or more moderate hearing loss, then it's probably best to have an inner ear device, with these also offering a more inconspicuous look for people.
Whereas, if you suffer majorly from hearing loss then it’s generally best to opt for an outer ear aid as these can provide increased power and improve your hearing aid experience.
Similarly, if you wish to use the loop system that many places operate or have poor speech clarity then these sorts of aids are usually a better fit for you.
When it comes to brands and styles, the old adage still applies in that you get what you pay for.
Generally, the better, more technological devices, will cost a little bit more but only because poorer hearing obviously necessitates more action.
Linking in to price considerations, it's important to know what your budget is and what you are prepared to spend.
Then, our audiologists will help to pick out the ideal hearing aid for you that fits within that budget.
It's important not to scrimp and save but at the same time, don't overstretch yourself when it comes to selecting the perfect hearing aid for your needs.