HEARING AID REVIEWS

What is the best hearing aid?

According to Consumer Reports dated February 2014, the best hearing aid for you depends on the severity of your hearing loss, your lifestyle, and your manual dexterity.

There are many different brands, styles, features, levels of technology, accessories, etc., etc. and searching the internet can add to the confusion. Consumer Reports advises its readers to “Consult an audiologist first if you’re considering a hearing aid.” “Ask your audiologist which type might make sense for you.”

Audiologists are highly trained healthcare professionals. In fact, they are the only hearing healthcare professionals who are university trained and licensed to specifically identify, evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing disorders.

At Hearing Associates, your Doctor of Audiology will advise you if hearing aids are recommended for your hearing loss and provide the necessary fitting services. It is important to remember that hearing aids alone are seldom the instant answer to your hearing problems. They are just a part of the treatment process, which should also include fitting verification, individual counseling, instruction and detailed follow-up that your audiologist will provide.

There really is no “best hearing aid.” Better hearing is about working with a Doctor of Audiology to find the best hearing aid for YOU and your hearing loss. At Hearing Associates, we will help you review all the hearing aid choices and find the right product for your hearing loss and lifestyle.

From Consumer Reports:

www.consumerreports.org/cro/hearing-aids/buying-guide.htm