When you notice that you have an issue with your hearing, you will need to go and see an audiologist. They will likely recommend a form of treatment that will usually involve getting hearing aids. They may try ear cleaning first in case the hearing issue is caused by a buildup of wax. However, hearing aids are the most common and often the most effective solution. Hearing aids will give you a higher quality of life, improving your senses to their original level.

What you may not be aware of when speaking to a hearing health professional is that there are a range of different types of hearing aid to choose from. It’s important to choose the right hearing aids for you but how do you do this?

Think about your lifestyle

You do need to consider your lifestyle. For instance, you might be fairly active and if that’s the case, it’s likely that an audiologist will recommend that you choose a pair of smaller, more discrete hearing aids. These hearing aids are hardly ever removed from the ear and tend to fit inside the canal. If you don’t want the hearing aids to be in your ear all the time, ask an audiologist about ones that are completely removable. These can be taken out your ears whenever you want but are more noticeable.

Are you embarrassed about hearing aids?

If you are embarrassed about hearing aids, it’s worth asking your hearing specialist about models that are as discreet as possible. There are again various possibilities to consider here. Fully in-the-canal hearing aids can barely be seen even if someone looks straight down your ear. Other hearing aids can only be noticed if someone is looking directly at the side of your head. It’s all about selecting the right fit for you and there are a few different options for you to peruse before making a final decision.

How serious is your hearing issue?

Be aware that not every hearing aid is suitable for every hearing issue. If you have more severe hearing issues, you will probably need a hearing aid that fits behind your ear. This is due to the fact that it needs to be powerful enough to provide the high volume of sound required. An in-ear hearing aid will not be suitable for you if this is the case because it won’t be able to deliver a sound at a high enough level.

However, if you only have a slight or minor hearing problem, in-the-canal hearing aids could be perfect. They will provide a clear, crisp volume that will elevate your current level of hearing.

What features do you need?

There are a variety of features that you can consider for your hearing aids from bluetooth technology to adjustable settings. It’s worth speaking to your audiologist about these different features before you make a choice as not all models provide every option.

We hope you use this advice to find the right hearing aids for you.