The first step towards better hearing is always proper assessment. You can schedule your initial hearing consultation at one of our two locations: Niagara Hearing Aid Centre in Fort Erie or Niagara Falls. During your first visit, we'll evaluate your hearing and discuss the ways to improve it.
What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a Hearing Aid
Let us help you choose the right hearing aid for your needs! Consider the following points and discuss your concerns with our hearing instrument professional. We'll be happy to tell you more about various characteristics of our instruments, and how they compare to one another.
Hearing Loss Type
Determining the severity and characteristics of your hearing loss is crucial for finding a hearing device that offers the best listening experience.
Think about how poor hearing affects your work and free time. Would improving your hearing improve the way you experience your everyday life? It's a good idea to prioritize your needs and goals in order to find a device that will work best for you in your particular environment.
The advancement of technology has brought us a variety of hearing devices from which you can choose. Whether you prefer manual volume control or automatic adjustment, we'll help you find a device that provides excellent sound quality and is easy to use. Modern hearing aids often have features such as digital sound processing, noise reduction and conversation facilitation. Contact your hearing aid specialist to find the device that's right for you.
One- and Two-Ear Devices
Most professionals agree that two-ear hearing aids are the most effective, as they let you easily discern between sounds and locate their source. Binaural (two-ear) hearing aids are more prevalent and offer a better user experience than their one-ear counterparts.
Ease of Use
Small hearing devices are discreet, but they may be more difficult to operate if your vision or dexterity is not perfect. A bigger device may offer a better user experience, and so may automatic volume adjustment.
With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, you'll be able to find a device that fits comfortably. Some devices can be discreetly placed behind your ear, while others are small enough to remain completely hidden. It's important to remember that usually people around you are not aware that you're wearing a hearing instrument.
By purchasing a hearing instrument, you're making an investment not only in the quality of the device, but also in the way you experience the world around you. To determine how much you should actually spend on a hearing aid, consider your needs and priorities. Usually, the more technologically advanced the instrument, the higher the price is.
Working with a licensed and experienced hearing aid professional will help you achieve better hearing experience after you start using a hearing instrument. That’s why it’s important to choose a reliable manufacturer and a licensed hearing professional who can help you find a hearing device that fits your needs and expectations.
Since hearing rehabilitation involves cognitive training, a hearing professional should help your brain get used to the sounds that you haven't been able to hear before. They should recommend training programs that will help you transition to a new way of hearing.
With reputable manufacturers, you can expect a 30-day return policy on your hearing instrument. However, you should always double-check with the manufacturer of your choice, since the return policies may vary from province to province. You should also talk to your hearing professional about the amount of any applicable non-refundable preparation fees.