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Fact: 1 in 10 Americans (@ 30 million) have some degree of hearing loss
Fact: 1 in 7 actually do something about it (@ 15% of hearing impaired wear hearing aids)
Fact: A hearing aid is a complex medical device, not a simple sound amplifier
Seek out a reputable licensed Hearing Healthcare Professional (Hearing Aid Specialist).
We recommend bringing a family member, significant other, or a friend to your appointment to know what is being talked about. This also helps in establishing an effective communication with you.
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If you suspect you have a hearing loss, the FDA recommends you see your doctor to rule out medically treatable conditions.
If a hearing loss is established, the pursuit of treatment begins.
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You will need to have a complete hearing test and comprehensive evaluation –
this includes an audiogram, speech testing, uncomfortable loudness level testing, information about your lifestyle, listening environments, needs and difficulties,
your main goal for improved hearing, and medical history as well as any concerns
you may have.
You should receive an explanation of the results (which are used to determine
which features would be best suited to your specific needs).
Your specialist will provide you with information on the style, technology and
features best suited to your hearing needs.
Hearing aids should be custom fit to your ears and your specific hearing needs
If you have a loss in both ears, you need correction for both ears (just like eyeglasses)
It takes time to get used to amplified hearing – you wear your aids regularly to get the maximum benefits; you need to become familiar with their features and learn to adjust them in different environments – it is a rehabilitation process
Success with hearing aids involves more than just the device. In addition to effectively communicating your concerns and needs with your specialist, the experience and training of your specialist helps in working to achieve your optimum benefit.
Beware of misleading claims and have realistic expectations – hearing aids cannot restore “normal” hearing (unlike eyeglasses) but they can greatly improve your ability to hear and communicate; hearing aids cannot eliminate background noise, they can reduce & filter extraneous noise and help to make the spoken word easier to understand
Prices that sound too good to be true usually are – look for fine print
The different styles of hearing aids are not just for looks, each style is designed to correct different types of losses and each style will have their own set of pros and cons
Keep an open mind regarding what you may need to help improve your hearing – questions from your specialist will help determine the products that will best serve your needs (technology, price and/or features)
Don’t put off your appointment due to financial concerns – your professional can help guide you to options available
Which style & features best meet my needs?
Do the benefits of the newer technology justify the higher price?
How long is the warranty period and can it be extended?
What is covered under the warranty?
Is future maintenance included?
Will I get copies of all the paperwork?
What is the consumer protection in your state?
What fees are non-refundable if instruments are returned?
Are upgrades available?
Your hearing aids should be easy for you to wear and use as well as provide the best compensation for your loss (within your budget)
You should have a good rapport with your specialist – your relationship with your specialist is key to your success (are they someone who is knowledgeable, trustworthy, experienced and empathetic to your needs)
Will your Hearing Healthcare Professional provide you with the training you need to get the most out of your instruments?
Is your specialist available when you need help?
How long will you have to wait to get an appointment?