In the ever-changing marketplace of technology, innovation and healthcare, one may not initially think that “hearing aids” are part of this evolution. However in the past decade the development of true hearing solutions for hearing loss have expanded to vastly improve communication in challenging noisy environments, reduced the need for volume controls, are Bluetooth and wirelessly compatible and yes…there is even an APP for that!
Who knew that the large, squealing, bulky hearing aids that persons with hearing loss were forced (usually kicking and screaming) to purchase twenty years ago, are now so small and discreet that rarely do even closest of friends and family members know they are being worn? Hearing aids of today are turning into people’s personal communication devices at a growing rate and are giving the best benefit in conversation to all degrees of hearing loss, lifestyles and ages from young working professionals to more “seasoned” patients!
The most important part of selecting the hearing aids is consideration of your lifestyle, listening demands and who is going to lead you through the process of gaining better hearing. The process is long-term and finding the right Audiologist to test, recommend and help you in determining which of the many types of technology are going to be best for YOU is vital. Selecting hearing aids is a very individual and personal choice. Make sure you are at ease and understand every aspect of regaining your hearing, not only with the hearing aids, but also with the counseling and advice of your trusted Audiologist.
By Soriya Estes, AuD