Hearing Specialist Corner – Which hearing aids are best for me?
Laura Keller – Hearing Instrument Specialist, Midrivers Clinic
The fitting and dispensing of hearing aids is part art and part science. Professionals who are licensed in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments have been through a State-mandated training and testing protocol. An experienced professional is the key to the question “What are the best hearing aids for me?”
Because, to determine which hearing aid is best for a person, there are many things to be considered first. What is the type and degree of the person’s hearing loss? What is the shape/size of the person’s ear? What communication difficulties is the person having? What is the person’s lifestyle/activities? What hearing aid features would be beneficial for the person? What is the person expecting from hearing aids?
An experienced hearing healthcare professional can assess and help determine all these variables. All of our Hearing Instrument specialist at Southwestern Hearing Centers are specially trained and handpicked. We are here for all your hearing care needs! Let us help you on your journey to better hearing! Give us a call today or stop in, we would love to chat!
There are many different hearing aid styles and features available today
Only after those questions are covered will the answer to what hearing aids are best will be addressed. And there is a vast range of hearing aids available in many makes, models, and technologies to choose from. “Once we test your hearing, we have a baseline of what technology level will best help you to hear your best,” says Laura Keller, Hearing Instrument Specialist at our Mid rivers location.
There are hearing aids that offer 96 channels, hearing aids that offer four channels, and everything in between! There are larger hearing aids and smaller hearing aids. There are in-the-ear hearing aids, behind-the-ear hearing aids, and receiver-in-the-canal hearing aids. There are wired, wireless, and Bluetooth hearing aids. The list goes on and on.
Again, this is why it is imperative that a hearing professional be involved in the process. Only they have the experience and expertise to match the right hearing aid (of all the choices available) based on your unique needs. “We want you to walk in and feel comfortable with our friendly staff, get your questions answered, and create a strong relationship. We want to be your hearing care provider! So — long answer short — not knowing your unique needs, I also wouldn’t know what hearing aids are best for you. But your hearing professional at your local Southwestern Hearing Centers will!” says Laura.
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