Hearing Aids – Where do I begin?
When faced with a hearing loss, the solution options can be overwhelming. As a discerning consumer, you want to balance price, style, and technology, all while ensuring that your new devices give you the fullest improvement possible. What is the best way to navigate the different products and give yourself or loved one the best experience possible? Start by reaching out to a local hearing aid professional.
Can I Do This On My Own?
Is it possible to choose a hearing solution on your own? Of course, but it isn’t recommended. Having the guidance of someone familiar with the intricate and subtle differences of each brand and product can make all the difference in your overall satisfaction. Many factors should be weighed and fully considered before committing to such an important health and wellness investment. Your hearing professional will be able to fully assess your hearing health and loss, recommending the best technology for your particular type of hearing loss. Not every hearing aid is designed for your unique situation, and it is critical that you will be able to maximize the benefits from your new device.
In addition to guiding you through the hearing evaluation and purchasing process, a seasoned professional will support you through the rehabilitation process. They will work diligently to ensure the proper settings, perform technical tweaks, and adjust the fit of your new hearing aids. You can expect your hearing professional to partner with you for the life of your hearing aid.
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Hearing Aid Styles
One of the main considerations you must decide on when selecting a new hearing aid is your preferred wearing style. Different styles lend themselves better to various losses and lifestyles. Be sure to discuss your options with your hearing healthcare provider.
Most hearing aids are available in many wearing styles. Invisible products rest in the second bend of the ear, where they are not visible by others. Other options include in-the-canal aids, which show a smaller portion in the outer ear, and behind-the-ear models, which are the world’s most common hearing aid style.
Which Hearing Aid Brand is Best for Me?
Modern-day hearing aids are digital, and allow the user to maximize the benefits in multiple situations. Once your specific needs and loss are established by your hearing healthcare provider, they will be able to recommend a hearing aid that will offer the options that are important to you. Popular hearing aid brands offer a wide-array of technologies, as detailed below.
Unitron Hearing Aids
Unitron’s new Moxi™ family of receiver-in-ear products offer award-winning style and fully automatic performance. Unitron’s Moxi™ Fit won the 2015 Red Dot Product Design award, due to its combination of style and intuitive functionality.
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Starkey Hearing Aids
Starkey also offers their own “Made for iPhone” hearing aid model, the Starkey Halo. Additionally, Starkey offers a completely invisible hearing aid, the SoundLens. Though tiny, the SoundLens are loaded with leading technology. They are the first and most popular custom-fit Invisible-in-the-Canal hearing aids ever made.
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Oticon Hearing Aids
Oticon now offers the all-new Dynamo. This is the most advanced, personalized Super Power product Oticon has ever developed. It provides extremely high output from a behind-the-ear device, including more speech details than ever before. Also offered is Oticon’s ConnectLine. This series of devices partners with your hearing aid to connect to a variety of entertainment and communication applications, making your hearing aid even more functional.
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Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak Virto™ V is audibly big, but visibly small. Discreet and more compact than any hearing aid in its class, Virto™ V is also highly rated for listening to music. There are 6 different models available to best support your individual loss.
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ReSound Hearing Aids
GN ReSound is a leader in utilizing technology to maximize benefits. The ReSound LiNX2, their “Made for iPhone” hearing aid model also works with the Apple Watch allowing users to control their hearing aids straight from their wrists. These hearing aids also connect directly to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod to help you enjoy high quality sound just like wireless stereo headphones.
Partner with Your Hearing Aid Specialist
There is no need to be overwhelmed by the many options available to you. At Hearing At Home, we will work with you to ensure that the hearing aid you choose is the best fit for your needs. The advice and knowledge you will receive will help you to make a long-term investment that will change your daily life for the better.