Seek out a qualified provider 

An audiologist will be able to check your hearing levels and fit you for hearing aids. It is important to choose a provider who makes you feel at ease. Hearing aid technology is amazing, but your provider is the one who will listen to YOU. They will make the adjustments necessary to ensure your hearing aids work their best.  

Lifestyle considerations 

Think about what you need for your lifestyle and activity level. Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all. If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, you don’t have to get them, but there are a lot of cool features available should you want them. Noise reduction for both wind and background noise is available in most hearing aids. Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth is another popular feature. Be sure to look for hearing aids that can accommodate higher levels of hearing loss than what you currently have. Then you will not need to buy another pair of hearing aids if your hearing loss worsens.  

Plan for the expense 

Your audiologist should discuss all the fees associated with your hearing aids as well as payment options. This will include warranty information as well as cleaning and maintenance services. These are essential to the life and function of your hearing aids. 

Source: Nell Wilson, M.A., CCC-A, Audiologist, Audio Recovery, Inc.