These days, you can order almost anything online – including hearing devices. While there are of course reputable ecommerce dealers, purchasing the hearing device is only part of the story.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at why you should always consult a hearing care professional before choosing or fitting a hearing device.
Choosing the right hearing device
With so many designs of hearing device available, you need to have the answers to some important questions before you buy.
What kind of hearing loss are you experiencing (in other words, why do you need a hearing device)? To what extent is your hearing impaired? Which type of hearing device would best suit your lifestyle? Then of course there’s the question of budget.
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The first stage in choosing the right hearing device is to have a full hearing test at your local Hearing Works store to establish the status of your hearing, and any issues that you may have.
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If they don’t fit comfortably, you’ll be reluctant to wear them. Without a snug fit, you might experience feedback or irritating whistling. We know a hearing device is of no use to you if it ends up at the back of your sock drawer!
Once you’ve decided on the right hearing device, the next stage is having it fitted. This includes selecting the correct settings to give you an optimum audio experience in all the situations you’re likely to encounter. Your new hearing devices need to be correctly programmed by the hearing care professional so that you get maximum benefit from them. That requires technical knowledge and experience, and involves balancing your hearing loss with your hearing needs. It also involves verification of your settings so that we know that we are meeting your target hearing levels, ensuring optimal hearing for you, no matter the environment you are in.
The latest hearing devices feature a lot of tech features that make life easier – but only if they’re set up correctly. These include Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio direct from your devices, and smartphone Apps that let you adjust the settings on your hearing devices without touching them.
That means you can be more discreet about your hearing devices – not that there’s anything to be embarrassed about, but people might respond to you differently if they see that you’re wearing them.
All in all, you’ll have a better hearing device experience if you get them fitted by a hearing care professional
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