Many people are hesitant to seek treatment for their hearing loss because they know someone who has been unsuccessful with hearing aids. There are many factors that can contribute to a persons overall satisfaction with hearing aids. Some examples are:
Two Ears Are Better Than One
When a person has hearing loss in both ears than it is recommended that they wear two hearing aids. By wearing two hearing aids instead of one a person will notice better hearing in difficult listening situations such as groups, restaurants, and when listening from a distance. They will also be able to better determine where sounds are coming from (localization).
Stone Age vs. Digital Age
Older generations of hearing aid technology often left people feeling frustrated due to problems such as annoying whistling or buzzing (feedback), excessive amplification of background noise, and poor speech clarity. These problems have been significantly reduced in today’s hearing aid technology by features such as digital feedback control, adaptive directional microphones, and frequency compression. Not to mention that hearing aids are also smaller, more comfortable, and less noticeable than they used to be.
Don’t Pick and Choose
Hearing aids work best when they are worn during your waking hours. This is because in order for your brain to adapt to hearing what it has been missing it needs constant stimulation. People who only wear their hearing aids for “special occasions” never fully adapt to them.
One Size Fits All
Or not. Many people are dissatisfied with their hearing aids because no one ever took the time to explain to them the pros and cons of the different options that are available. There is no one size fits all when it comes to hearing aids, so it is important that your hearing care professional talk to you about your individual needs.
Every hearing aid we sell comes with a 65-day trial period, so if you’re not fully satisfied with your hearing aid purchase you can return it for a FULL refund.