Like eyeglasses, hearing aids provide benefit and improvement. They can improve your hearing abilities and they can substantially improve your quality of life.
Beware of mail order or on-line hearing aid sales. By working with a hearing aid dispenser, you are purchasing professional care and service including appropriate evaluation, referral for medical treatment if and when necessary, instruction in how to use the hearing aid , follow-up care, support, and repair services.
We normally hear with two ears. Binaural hearing helps us localize sounds, assists us in noisy settings, and provides natural sound quality. Most people with hearing loss in both ears can understand better with two aids than with one.
There are several styles of hearing aids and all are “state-of-the-art”. What is most important is that you purchase a hearing aid that accommodates your hearing loss and your listening needs. Just because your friend uses a particular hearing aid style does not mean you have to use that style. Your friend’s style of hearing aid may be a totally inappropriate prescription for your needs.
Everyone’s hearing loss and listening needs are different. By working with your hearing aid dispenser, you can determine how much a hearing aid will improve your hearing.