So you suspect you may have some kind of hearing loss. Sounds aren’t as sharp, conversations are harder to be a part of, the television needs to be turned up further and further, so what’s next? Hearing loss is more prevalent than ever, affecting millions of Americans across the United States. The good news about this is that because so many people are affected by hearing issues, there have been many recent advances in hearing technology that have made it possible for many individuals to restore much of their hearing ability.
There are a wide range of styles and different systems that make it possible to accommodate a wide range of hearing difficulties and different kinds of hearing loss. In fact, there are such a large variety of products on the market that it might feel overwhelming to even begin. That’s what we are around for—here are a few things that can help narrow down your options. Just a few tips may help make sure you choose the perfect product for your needs.
First and foremost, it is vital to get your hearing tested. It is impossible to look for hearing aid options if you don’t know the extent of your hearing loss. Without an exact diagnosis, looking for any kind of hearing technology is a guessing game. At Wesson Hearing Aid Center, we provide free hearing evaluations to everyone. If you think it may be time to address your hearing loss but you don’t know where to begin, call us to schedule your free hearing evaluation!
The next step to take in choosing hearing technology is doing some research. It can be really helpful to know what kind of technology is out there. It is easy to imagine the chunky, cumbersome hearing aids of the past, but hearing technology has become more sophisticated over time. There are models that pair with your mobile phone, ones that are so small they are almost invisible to the eye, and even hearing aids with fun colors! Before you decide what you want, check out some options in a low pressure setting like in your living room on your couch.
Another thing to think about is what kind of lifestyle you have. What do you do on a daily basis? What do you need from your hearing aids in order to maintain your current lifestyle? Individuals with active lifestyles may have different needs than those who have jobs that require making a lot of phone calls. It can help reduce the broad range of choices that are out there if you know specifically what you need for your daily life.
Lastly, one of the most important things to do when sorting through all the hearing technology options is to trust your hearing care professional. We have extensive experience with hearing technology and are here to make recommendations based on exactly what you may need. We are not here push anything on you, we want to reach out into the community and help improve overall hearing health for everyone! Trust that we can help you achieve your hearing health goals. If you are not ready to come in yet, just give us a call and we can help answers any questions you may have. We hope to speak to you soon!