For the past 2 days I’ve been reading hearing aid descriptions in my free time trying to figure out what features I like/need the most. To be honest, right now I am pretty confused because I’m still not familiar with all of the technology yet. I can’t say I know what I want, but if I tell you what kind of impairment I have would you be able to tell me? Just in case you can -- I have moderate age-related sensorineural hearing loss.
This is perhaps the most common question that we get. The answer is to have a hearing test/consultation with a qualified, registered hearing aid audiologist as this is precisely what they are there for. The wealth of technology out there is truly amazing but the trick is identifying which you need and which you don’t need. Age related sensorineural hearing loss is by far the most common type of hearing loss. This means that most hearing aids were specifically designed for you. The hearing aid audiologist will not only test your hearing and examine your ears but will offer advice on what is best for you. This advice is free, impartial, independent and encompasses all hearing technology commercially available. They will be able to lead you through all the options in terms of performance as well as cosmetics. Just let us know and we can put you in touch with a local, reputable professional.
Date: Thursday 21st March, 2013
Published in: Hearing Aid Questions