Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the various Hearing Aid options to find that there is a bewildering array of models and types all with different advantages and disadvantages. Click here to review those posts. Performance or level of technology is what’s inside the hearing instrument. The performance level you need is dictated by your lifestyle and communication needs.
Step 1: Decide whether you need to hear better in lots of challenging environments or relatively few less challenging one?
- Do you mostly stay at home
- Move in always changing environments,
- Active at work
Step 2: Do you want many features and performance to meet different lifestyle and communication needs. Hearing Aids are available from Hearing Care Professionals in three price and feature levels. Premium with the highest number of features and cost, then Advanced and finally Value, which offer the lowest cost but not as many features.
|Premium HA||Advanced HA||Value HA|
Of course your Audiologist is always there to give practical advice on what will best suit your situation and your budget so never hesitate to engage in a full and frank discussion about what hearing technology will suit your lifestyle. One of the advances of course of choosing a fully independent Audiology practice such as Hearing Care Professionals is that the emphasis is on your needs not on selling the most expensive piece of equipment, even if that means you get told you don’t actually need a hearing aid yet.
All information is provided in the interests of Hearing Health education and is of a general nature. In all cases you should consult your doctor or other allied health professional for advice regarding your individual circumstances.