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Will a hearing aid completely restore my hearing back to normal?
No, a hearing aid cannot restore your hearing to normal or cure your hearing loss. But a hearing aid will go a long way to restoring normal hearing levels for many of those activities you have been missing.
Are hearing aids comfortable?
some people say they love wearing their hearing aids because it fits so well that they can hardly feel them anymore. Some people also say they don’t like wearing a hearing aid because it doesn’t feel right. The key to dealing with the comfort is to work with a licensed Audiologist who can work with you to fit the best hearing aid to you.
How long do hearing aids last?
Hearing aids don’t have an expiration date. They generally last a long time if you clean and maintain them. Learn more about hearing aid maintenance here.
I have hearing loss in both ears, but two hearing aids sounds like a lot; do I have to use two?
Your hearing loss is unique to you so if you need one or two hearing aids, that will depend on what your hearing healthcare professional recommends for you. .
I know I have hearing loss; can I just buy a hearing aid anywhere?
Yes, you could buy your hearing aid anywhere. There are retailers who sell OTC hearing aids. But another question is, should you buy your hearing aid anywhere? The answer is no, because do you know if it is the right hearing aid for you? Are you making the best investment? Do you know what type of hearing loss you have? These are all incredibly important questions to ensure you have the right hearing aid.
What hearing aid style should I use?
Your hearing aid style selection really depends on your lifestyle. Do you know what kind of features you need? What are your priorities? A hearing healthcare provider knows the ins and outs of hearing aids, their features, and the different styles.
Which hearing aid manufacturer should I use?
You should decide based on your personal needs, goals and what kind of features you want. Each manufacturer has something to offer and a hearing healthcare professional can help you navigate the vast amount of options.
What company has the best hearing aid?
The best hearing aid is the one that works for you. Some popular choices are Oticon’s OPN, Phonak’s Lyric™ hearing aid or ReSound’s ENZO or LiNX. Again, there is no one-size-fits-all hearing aid that works for everyone. The only way to know what hearing aid will work for you is work with a hearing healthcare professional who can give you a professional hearing evaluation to assess your individual needs.
Can I make payments on my hearing aid?
Payment options depend on where you purchase your hearing aid. Some sellers may allow for payment plans, while other’s (like many large stores) require payment upfront.