Choosing a Hearing Aid

Choosing a Hearing Aid

Choosing a Hearing Aid


At Ahrens Hearing Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, we understand that hearing loss impacts people differently. But one commonality is, at some point, you will explore options to improve or restore your hearing. Follow our tips below and a make it a well-informed and stress-free journey.

Getting Started

  • Begin as soon as possible, keeping a journal/log to track your hearing experience to give a clearer picture for your initial appointment.
  • Speak with family, friends, or you primary care physician for possible Audiologist referrals.
  • Schedule an appointment to determine what type of hearing loss you have and take a family member or friend along.
  • Make a list of questions and concerns for your initial appointment.

Hearing Aid Features to consider…Or Not

Hearing aids offer a range of technologies and capabilities. It’s important to consider what features are important and others you might never utilize, such as Bluetooth wireless connectivity to your TV and other devices, as well as hearing aid apps.

 Limited appearance may be high on your list of considerations, and if so, the Completely in the Canal (CIC) style is discreet and highly preferable, although the downside may be the lack of power in comparison to Behind the Ear (BTE) aids.

Before You Buy

  • Ask questions, do your research, and remain realistic.
  • Beware of false promises.
  • Inquire about a “try before you buy” trial period to see if the device is worth the effort and cost.
  • Look into the future in regards to maintenance and normal life span of your potential hearing aids.
  • Check for a warranty through the local audiology office and/or the manufacturer

Following recommendations of professionals will play a major part in finding the right fit for you. However, do not fail to be informed about the different types of hearing aids available, the price, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each device.

For more information on hearing aid options, others services, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Fair Lawn, NJ office today.

Reference: http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/51892-Finding-the-right-hearing-aid-for-your-lifestyle

At Ahrens Hearing Center in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, we understand that hearing loss impacts people differently. But one commonality is, at some point, you will explore options to improve or restore your hearing. Follow our tips below and a make it a well-informed and stress-free journey.

Getting Started

  • Begin as soon as possible, keeping a journal/log to track your hearing experience to give a clearer picture for your initial appointment.
  • Speak with family, friends, or you primary care physician for possible Audiologist referrals.
  • Schedule an appointment to determine what type of hearing loss you have and take a family member or friend along.
  • Make a list of questions and concerns for your initial appointment.

Hearing Aid Features to consider…Or Not

Hearing aids offer a range of technologies and capabilities. It’s important to consider what features are important and others you might never utilize, such as Bluetooth wireless connectivity to your TV and other devices, as well as hearing aid apps.

 Limited appearance may be high on your list of considerations, and if so, the Completely in the Canal (CIC) style is discreet and highly preferable, although the downside may be the lack of power in comparison to Behind the Ear (BTE) aids.

Before You Buy

  • Ask questions, do your research, and remain realistic.
  • Beware of false promises.
  • Inquire about a “try before you buy” trial period to see if the device is worth the effort and cost.
  • Look into the future in regards to maintenance and normal life span of your potential hearing aids.
  • Check for a warranty through the local audiology office and/or the manufacturer

Following recommendations of professionals will play a major part in finding the right fit for you. However, do not fail to be informed about the different types of hearing aids available, the price, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each device.

For more information on hearing aid options, others services, or to schedule an appointment, contact our Fair Lawn, NJ office today.

Reference: http://www.healthyhearing.com/report/51892-Finding-the-right-hearing-aid-for-your-lifestyle