Buying Your First Hearing Aid
Buying your first hearing aid can be an overwhelming experience. With the variety of options now available for hearing aids, it can be difficult to decide which hearing aid to purchase. You need to consult with a Trinity Hearing Healthcare audiologist to decide which option is best for you.
If you have a small amount of hearing loss will enable you to qualify for the Completely in the Ear Canal (CIC) option which is a top choice because it is not visible. However, in most cases the In the Ear Canal (ITC), In the Ear (ITE), and the Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aids are used. This means you will need to be comfortable with wearing a hearing aid that is visible.
Be sure to ask the hearing aid specialist questions like:
- How will my hearing improve?
- What are the benefits?
- What are the drawbacks?
- What do you recommend?
After you have established the hearing aid of your choice, you will need to have it fitted to your ear. You will also need to have a follow up appointment to ensure the fit has remained secure. Keep in mind, once you purchase your hearing aid, most manufacturers offer a trial period in which you can return the hearing aid if it does not suit your needs.
Trinity Hearing Healthcare Specialists are here to make purchasing your first hearing aid easier than ever before.