Thursday, November 21, 2013

Investing in hearing aids

Buying hearing aids can be a very daunting process. Everywhere you turn there is another hearing aid advertisement. The nature and degree of your hearing loss will be the most important factor in determining the style of hearing aids that will be appropriate for you. The audiologist will guide you through this process. Information regarding your life style, work setting, recreational activities and expectations from amplification will be helpful in making a decision regarding the hearing aids. 

Cost of the instruments varies depending upon the level of technology and features of the hearing aids. The purchase of hearing aids is a major investment. If the price is the largest hurdle in your decision to purchase hearing aids, be sure to contemplate if more basic instruments would be appropriate. Inquire about the availability of financial assistance. 

Although most insurance companies will cover the cost of the hearing testing, they generally do not cover the cost of hearing aids. The hearing aids should be fit with a trial period. Expect to be seen for at least two hearing aids checks, to discuss your progress. Questions regarding the hearing aids, how they function, how well you are hearing in quiet and in noise, on the phone and in challenging listening situations will be addressed. If at the end of the trial period, you are not satisfied with the hearing aids, you have the right to return them or exchange them and try something different. Generally, there is a non-refundable fee when the instruments are returned. 

Purchasing hearing aids should be a positive experience with a successful outcome. Work together with your audiologist for the best results.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm also investing for a good hearing aid that will fit my standards. I should try the tips you have mention upon purchasing one.