Questions To Ask Before Buying Hearing Aids

Questions To Ask Before Buying Hearing Aids

There’s a laundry list of things to consider when buying new hearing aids, and it can be overwhelming. Here are a few questions to ask before you make a purchase.

Should I Have A Hearing Evaluation?

It’s highly recommended. Hearing evaluations determine your type and degree of hearing loss so you can select the right hearing aid.

Hearing tests differ among age groups, and audiologists have the tools and expertise to provide a thorough hearing evaluation. Hearing tests also set a baseline that your audiologist can refer to at future appointments.

What Styles And Brands Do You Offer?

Hearing aids come in various styles, sizes, and designs. Each hearing aid has advantages and disadvantages. Some styles are more powerful than others or better suited to certain degrees of hearing loss.

Our hearing aid styles include:

  • Completely-in-the-canal
  • In-the-canal
  • In-the-ear
  • Receiver-in-the-ear
  • Behind-the-ear

Available manufacturers:

  • Oticon
  • Phonak
  • Lyric
  • Widex
  • ReSound
  • Unitron
  • Starkey
  • Siemens
  • Cochlear

Do Hearing Aids Have Bluetooth?

Gone are the days when hearing aids merely amplified sound. Now hearing devices offer wireless connectivity to smart technology with hands-free capabilities. Ask your doctor if your devices are Bluetooth compatible.

Is There A Trial Period Or Warranty?

Some audiologists allow a trial period so you can test your devices and get used to wearing them. Check if there is a cost for your trial period. Ask if your devices have a warranty, which may cover the cost for parts, repairs, and service.

What Can I Expect With New Hearing Aids?

You may be surprised at the sounds you hear and the volume at which you hear them. Your brain has been missing out on auditory stimuli, so give yourself time to get used to sounds.

Talk to your audiologist about what to expect during your adjustment period. Inform them of physical discomfort and the desired volume level. They can adjust your devices to your specification at follow-up appointments.

Let Hearing Associates help you find the perfect hearing devices. Call 888.760.2032 or contact us online for service information.