If you are experiencing hearing loss, it is important to recognize that an assortment of hearing aids are available for a wide range of hearing loss and lifestyles.
Here are three essential matters to consider when choosing hearing aids that work for you:
1. Do you frequently visit loud environments?
No matter what type of public spaces you visit these days, there’s a set of unique issues for those with hearing loss. Some of these problems can be fixed with the proper hearing aids. Nearly every type of hearing aid features noise reduction that can block some background noise if you are in a noisy setting. Directional microphones pick up sounds that you are facing and trying to hear. There are some hearing aids that have better features or accessories that are helpful if you’re in a busy environment.
2. Do you have concerns with dexterity?
Health problems, like Parkinson’s disease or diabetes, can induce numbness, shaking, and a tingling feeling in your fingers. Anyone who grapples with fine motor skills, probably won’t find smaller hearing aids that need tiny batteries to be suitable for them. A better choice may be behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. These are slightly larger devices that are easier to use. If you have difficulty with putting your hearing aids on, cleaning them or changing the batteries, you may not wear them as often as you should. Address your dexterity concerns when going over hearing aid options with your hearing aid provider. Make sure you can comfortably operate and take care of the hearing aids on your own.
3. Do you feel self-conscious about wearing hearing aids?
Accepting the fact that you have hearing loss can be difficult. Some people think it makes them feel old or weak, and wearing hearing aids makes them look old. Hearing loss is very common, and it affects people of all ages. Hearing aids are available in discreet, or nearly invisible styles. Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) style hearing aids feature an ultra-thin tube that is barely noticeable. Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids are less noticeable than the RIC devices. They rest completely in your ear canal, so no one may realize there’s a device in your ear.
Stop isolating yourself from family, friends or colleagues, and feeling frustrated about not being able to hear. Wearing a hearing aid, no matter how large or discreet, will allow you to participate in life again. Isn’t that worth something?
If you, or a loved one, are in need of hearing aids, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a free hearing test and consultation. We offer a variety of hearing aids from name brands including HANSATON, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Rexton, Signia, Starkey, Unitron and Widex.
Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require repairs, re-fittings and new hearing aid fittings. If you are having any problems with your hearing aids, or need supplies for your hearing aids, please call us before visiting one of our offices.