Choosing a hearing device is not an easy process. With so many styles, features and options available, it’s best to sit down with an audiologist to choose a device that fits your physiology and your lifestyle.
Hearing technology has experienced rapid and considerable change in recent years. That change has made hearing devices:
- More cosmetically appealing than ever before
- Provide a higher quality of sound due to the use of digital processing
- More automated and easy to use
- Provide more comfort and many options
Imagine your phone calls, favorite music, TV shows and sports programs—even your car’s GPS — being streamed directly into your hearing device. Some brands offer Bluetooth streaming and controlled from your smart phone. Ask your audiologist for more information on this dynamic new technology.
STYLES OF HEARING DEVICES
Many of today’s hearing instruments are smaller than a dime. Some are virtually invisible! Even the more powerful hearing devices that traditionally sit behind one’s ear are available in “miniature” styles. Your audiologist will help you choose the size that is correct for you based on your level of hearing loss, your lifestyle and your manual dexterity.
Hearing device styles get their names from where they sit on your ear. Once you know that, their names are easy to remember.