In today’s world, there are lots of different devices available on the market. From Starkey to ReSound to Oticon and Phonak, it’s true that there’s a device for everyone.
While the good news is that it leaves you spoiled for choice in terms of hearing technology, if you’re naturally indecisive, then I’m sure you’ll find yourself running around in circles.
You’re certainly not alone in that dilemma.
With many of our patients just like you, we often get asked, “Which hearing aid is the best?”
While we would love to give you a simple answer, it is not quite as easy as a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
You’d be surprised to know how many factors influence how well hearing aids work for you. Even things such as the type of smartphone you use!
To help, below we discuss everything you need to know about hearing technology – including the different manufacturers to watch out for…
Which Manufacturer Do I Go With?
Asking us to choose our favorite manufacturer is as difficult as asking us to choose our favorite child – it’s impossible to say.
Each manufacturer offers different technology, meaning it all depends on a patient’s unique listening and technology preferences.
As Abilene’s most trusted hearing care experts, we make it a priority to stay up to date with the ongoing developments in technology.
Over the years, we have trialed many different types of hearing aids, evaluating their strengths, weakness, and opportunities. Through this process, we have narrowed it down to three main manufacturers – ReSound, Phonak, Sonic Innovations, and Starkey.
There’s a reason we are Abilene’s leading healthcare providers, and it’s because we believe in providing only the best hearing healthcare in the region. It’s only right that we choose the right manufacturers to work alongside carefully.
Firstly, Bear This in Mind…
Before you purchase any type of hearing aid, it’s important to have a chat with a medical professional such as an audiologist or hearing care specialist.
There, they can talk you through the degree of hearing loss you suffer from and make accurate suggestions based on your inner ear measurements and listening preferences.
It could be that you struggle to hear in crowded environments and need that extra clarity, or perhaps you want a device that connects to your smartphone.
Talking through your lifestyle and budgetary needs, your audiologist will recommend a device to suit your needs and the common environments you are regularly in.
One factor your audiologist will also consider is how active you are. If you are someone who is on the go, you may require a device that has long battery life.
All of these are key touchpoints that are essential to the success of your hearing journey. Without, there is a huge risk of your hearing aids not providing adequate amplification nor helping your hearing loss in any way.
Choosing Which Hearing Aids Are Right For You
Whether you’d like to hear better in work meetings or at dinner parties, there’s more options for relief than ever before.
As technology expands, so does hearing technology. While it’s great to have the choice, sometimes it can be overwhelming to choose which device is right for you, especially if you’re new to hearing aids.
With over 15 years of experience, our experts have been voted as the “Best Hearing Aid Provider” year after year.
Whether you have a question, want guidance, or would like to know more about the different hearing aid technology, we are here five days a week and will be happy to help.
The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our experts by getting in touch at (325) 437-4730.
We look forward to hearing from you.