Choosing the Best Hearing Aids for You and Your Life
Every person’s hearing loss is unique, so every hearing aid we recommend is fitted and adjusted to your particular hearing loss and challenges. Your audiologist can recommend different types and shapes of digital hearing aids from several different manufacturers. Normally, we take four key factors into consideration when deciding which hearing device is best for your quality of life.
- Hearing aid style – Hearing aids come in many shapes and sizes, such as the ones that go behind the ear (also known as receiver in the ear or behind the ear hearing aids), the ones that go directly inside the ear canal, and the ones that are customized to fit your ear. Your audiologist will recommend the best hearing aid style for you depending on your hearing loss, ease of use, appearance, and the aid’s features.
- Lifestyle – Lifestyle plays a huge role in the type of hearing aid that is recommended. If you spend a lot of time in dynamic, noisy environments while trying to hear important conversations, a hearing aid with more automatic adjustments and more technology may be more suitable for you. On the other hand, if you spend more of your time in a quiet environment with little to no background noise, a more basic hearing aid may fit your needs.
- Budget – Ultimately, your budget will determine which hearing aid you will buy. The price of the hearing aid depends on the level of technology and its ability to help you in dynamic, loud environments or quieter environments.
- Sound quality – The first three points are all part of finding the best hearing aid for your hearing loss and lifestyle. However, the sound quality from the hearing aids is also important because hearing aids from different manufacturers all sound slightly different. Only after a patient wears their hearing aids for a trial period will they know whether this particular manufacturer’s hearing aids are the best ones for them.
In summary, everyone’s hearing aid needs are different depending on each person’s hearing loss and personal life. We are able to offer you any manufacturer’s products currently available in Canada. Let us work together with you to find the best hearing aid for your needs. To find out more about the process, please schedule an appointment with our audiologist for a hearing test or a no-charge consultation.