Are you looking to purchase your first hearing aid? Well, finding the right hearing aid just for you isn’t always easy. Since there are so many different choices when it comes to style, power level, performance options, and more, how can you be sure if you have found a quality hearing aid and not a sub-par imposter? At Dr. Krista Szalc, Audiology, PLLC, we have a few great tips on how to make sure you are purchasing a quality hearing aid.
- Make sure you speak to your audiologist honestly about your needs and or wants in a hearing aid style. There are many to pick from and some will be better for you than others based on your needs. Styles include behind-the-ear (BTE), in-the-ear (ITE), full-shell, half-shell, and more. Make sure you are open about what you can afford as well, this will help your audiologist find the style hearing aid that best fits your budget.
- Ask about the internal components of your potential hearing aid. We tend to recommend purchasing a digital hearing aid as they are the most popular of all hearing aids available today. They do a good job at reducing background noise which is something all hearing aid users look for today.
- Understand what performance add-ons are available with your model hearing aid. Not all hearing aids are the same, some will offer more comprehensive program settings, bluetooth connectivity, and some will offer the basic necessities. Performance add-ons can make a huge difference in performance and quality of life, understanding your hearing aid is key!
- Research the hearing aid brand and make sure that they have a quality standard of excellence. Our hearing aid brands include Oticon, Resound, Starkey, Phonak and more.
Making the decision to get your hearing aid will be life changing. At Krista Szalc, Audiology, PLLC, we can help you find a quality hearing aid. We offer a very friendly so you can make the best choice on a hearing aid that is right for you and your hearing loss needs. Make an appointment for a hearing test and a hearing aid consultation today!