A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

A Guide to Buying New Hearing Aids

At dB Hearing Center, we want to make sure you are completely happy with your hearing aids and that they bring you significant benefits. We want to help you experience the world and the beauty of sound. The first step is to call for a hearing evaluation. You don’t want to miss a minute of the sounds that are out there and you don’t want to be that statistic – that many people with hearing loss wait up to seven years before they seek treatment. The journey to getting hearing help is painless, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Here’s some tips to buying new hearing aids hearing aids.

Bring Someone with You

There is a lot of information at the first session, and two people are better at absorbing the information and you will have someone to talk to about what you both learned later. They may have a question you didn’t think about. They may need a hearing evaluation and you are doing them a favor by bringing them along. And, as long as we are talking about pairs, one of the questions people ask is do they need two hearing aids? Yes, you do. Because they transmit better and give you a better quality of sound if you have two.

Get Comfortable with Your Specialist

We pride ourselves on having a homey environment for you to come to so we can help with your hearing needs. Our office has a great environment – not cold and sterile like some doctors’ offices! We see one patient at a time and we concentrate on YOU – not other patients. We don’t rush your decisions and we make sure you know and understand all of your options.

We Want to Know What You Want

Your expectations and lifestyle play a big part in which hearing aid model you might want to get. Do you go out to restaurants a lot? Do you go to the theatre or concerts? Are you having problems now hearing children’s voices or the higher pitched voices of your friends? Do you attend conferences as part of your working day? Are you a musician? Do you have hobbies that might involve you needing other specialized hearing devices? Are you tech savvy? Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Sure, lots of questions, but there are lots of options and the questions help narrow down what you might need.

Taking the Test

Your hearing test is done in a private soundproof area. We don’t want you to be distracted. You will concentrate on words or phrases you hear and repeat them. There are tones for you to listen to while we measure the sound processing in each ear. We let you “test drive” the different models of hearing aids so you can hear how they sound and you can decide which you like best. You will be able to hear the differences in what you are hearing now and what it will sound like with hearing aids. We’ll talk about the different models. Do you want over the ear? All the way in the ear? In the ear canal? Do you mind changing batteries, or would you prefer digital?

Do a Sound Check

You are going to test your hearing aids with different sounds in our home-like environment before you leave. As you get used to them, you may need adjustments, and we can do that. Some people adjust to their hearing aids right away and some people take time. Don’t be discouraged if you get home and you it takes a while to adjust. You can practice sound processing by listening to the television and the radio at the same time and trying to pick out what you are hearing on each. Some people read out loud to themselves or carry on a conversation with the television to get used to how things sound. If you have not had corrected hearing for quite some time, the adjustment period might take a while. Still, it is absolutely worth it to get those sounds of life back!

dB Hearing Centers

At dB Hearing Centers, we provide comprehensive hearing health services, and we’re here to help you find the best solution for your hearing needs. Don’t wait, call dB Hearing Centers today and schedule an appointment!