Hearing aids have been developed and designed over the decades from the humble hearing trumpet to the newer digital versions which boast a number of features. But with so many models and options available to choose from, it can become very confusing if you don’t know what to look for in a hearing aid.
Here are a few helpful pointers which will help you narrow down your options from the number of brand available to compare.
Types of hearing aids: Hearing aids most commonly come in the following types, in the ear (ITE), behind the ear (BTE), right in the ear (RITE), and in the ear canal (ITC) amongst others. The hearing aids are designed to help people with different levels of hearing impairments like mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss. You can choose the type of hearing aid, after consulting with a specialist to determine which category you fall under.
Features: Nowadays, digital hearing aids boast a number of features like noise reduction technology, minimal feedback and echo, and reduced or no signal interference for that matter. Digital hearing aids run on microprocessors and chips which are programmable and adjust to new environment with a number of settings and control options available at the touch of a button.
These hearing aids also connect to your smartphone and smart devices which offer a wide range of controls to determine environment and hearing presets to give you the best possible hearing experience, natural and second to none.
Of course, the more number of features, the higher will be the cost of these hearing aids. The price of hearing aids is determined by an additional number of factors like the total cost of treating hearing impairment. The hearing aid is not necessarily priced at a couple of thousand dollars. Cost of consultation, diagnosis, cost of follow ups, and routine checks are all part of the total that you will end up spending.