5 things to consider by choosing your hearing aids
The time has come for you to choose your hearing aids? Here are 5 things to consider.
1. Type and degree of hearing loss
This is the most important factor in deciding which style of hearing aid is best for you. Your audioprosthetist will help you choose the style of hearing aid that suits you the better considering the degree and type of hearing loss you have.
2. Your needs
Hearing aids suit your needs. Mention to your audioprosthetist every situation in which you would like to improve your hearing: at the restaurant, at the theatre, with family, when you exercise or during your leisure time.
3. One or two devices?
If you have hearing loss in both ears, you must wear two devices. It makes it easier to identify where sounds are coming from by imitating the natural hearing process. Hearing with both ears helps to prevent the loss of ability to understand due to a lack of stimulation.
4. Handling the hearing aids
If you have problems with your vision or have a hard time handling small objects, hearing aids that can be adjusted automatically or with a remote control are available.
5. Cosmetic aspect and discretion
You should feel comfortable wearing your hearing aids. Thus, with a vast selection of styles, colours and models to choose from, it’s easy to find hearing aids to match your tastes and personal style.
Optimal hearing aids must:
- Allow you to communicate in all situations
- Provide a pleasant perception of sound
- Be easy to use on a daily basis
- Be comfortable to wear
Don’t hesitate to consult your audioprosthetist, who can provide advice on the best solution for you.
By Mélanie Fillion, audioprosthetist, Groupe Forget