Hearing devices are the number one treatment option for people suffering from hearing loss. There are so many different options and technologies available in today’s market, so it can be very confusing to decide which one is RIGHT for you.
One size does not fit all, so be cautious when researching a provider so that you can find one that is willing to consult and work WITH you so that YOU can make the best decision for yourself.
Things to consider:
Make no mistake that hearing devices can be an investment–but you must think about them as an investment in YOU – they will keep you connected to the loved ones in your life, your social & daily interactions, co-workers, and clients.
Don’t let cost be the deciding factor in choosing the best hearing technology—do a field trial: most reputable hearing aid providers should offer a minimum of a 30 day trial period so that YOU can decide whether the investment is worth the value…and if it’s not, try something else.
YOU should decide what is right for you, and be educated before making a purchase as to what to expect from them before trying them out.
If you truly cannot afford hearing technology–don’t settle for the $99 or $250 ads we often see come through the mail or on TV.
There are options!
Some providers offer payment plans, and of course, there are foundations and nonprofits like GiveHear and Hearing The Call which are designed to help people who need & want to hear, be able to hear with the most appropriate technology.
There are numerous medical treatments that can help if the hearing loss is conductive or mixed in nature. There are some surgeries available for certain medical conditions within the ear that may be attributing to hearing loss. Some hearing losses should have a medical clearance prior to fitting them which is why having a qualified, licensed Audiologist on site at your hearing provider is so important. Their schooling teaches them what to look for and therefore should always refer to a medical doctor or ENT in those circumstances. And of course, sometimes when a hearing loss is too severe to treat with hearing aids, a cochlear implant may be a good option.
There are numerous over-the-counter devices sold to help a person who is experiencing problems stemming from hearing loss.
Some simple devices are:
HearCare Audiology is committed to opening new doors of improvement and opportunities for individuals diagnosed with hearing loss. We want each of our patients to know and understand that hearing loss does not mean a dead-end.
There’s hope, there are various solutions to hearing loss, and it starts with a consultation with our friendly and expert audiologists at HearCare Audiology.
Contact us today to book an appointment!