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CHOOSING THE RIGHT HEARING AID

Hearing aids come in a variety of styles we're here to help you find the best fit for you.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING A HEARING AID

When choosing a hearing technology you need to consider both your hearing profile and your lifestyle.

Your hearing profile consists of info about your hearing health which is obtained during a clinical hearing evaluation

Your lifestyle is going to determine what features and options you will need to select. There is a large range of options available to meet every hearing and lifestyle need 

QUIET LIFESTYLE / QUIET HEARING ENVIRONMENTS

This individual has a quiet lifestyle and spends the majority of social time with family and small groups of friends.  One-one conversations walks in the park, and quiet reservations are preferred.  This technology does very well with speech in less noisy environments and less demanding situations.

Examples of a quiet lifestyle /
quiet hearing environment

  • Family gatherings

  • Quiet restaurants

  • Fewer outings

  • One-on-one conversations 

  • Television

  • Minimal distractions

CASUAL LIFESTYLE / MODERATE HEARING ENVIRONMENTS

People in this level spend the majority of their time in moderate listening environments and would like certain advanced features like speech enhancement, background-noise suppression, and wind-noise reduction. This individual is no longer in demanding listening situations on a day-to-day basis, but still enjoys dining out and social activities.

Examples of a casual lifestyle /
moderate hearing environment

  • Social times with family and friends

  • Less busy restaurants

  • Quieter entertainment venues

  • Small group meeting

  • Limited outdoor activities

  • Religious services

  • classes or community meetings

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE / DEMANDING HEARING ENVIRONMENTS

This type of lifestyle needs more advanced technology that will provide optimum performance in a broad range of demanding sound and listening environments. The advanced technology will clarify speech and other important sounds to the fullest extent while suppressing higher levels of background noise and wind noise.

Examples of an active lifestyle /
demanding hearing environment

  • Frequent social gatherings

  • Busy restaurants

  • Varied entertainment venues

  • Group meetings

  • Outdoor activities

  • Travel and airports

  • Multimedia connectivity