Picking The Best Hearing Aid For You

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A hearing aid that is comfortable to wear and suits your lifestyle is the best one for you.

When you want to buy a hearing device, you will find there is a large variety of hearing aids with different features. It can be challenging to select the correct one.

Most modern hearing aids have high fidelity sound, are almost invisible, and comfortable to wear. You can use extended-wear hearing devices for a few months without removing them from your ears. With some others, you can use your smartphone to wirelessly connect to your TV, to convert your hearing instrument into a headphone. When it comes to hearing aids types, you can choose from:

• Conventional
• Mini, behind the ear (BTE)
• In the ear (ITE)/Receiver in the Ear (RITE)
• Receiver in the canal (RIC)/receiver Completely in Canal (CIC).

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How Do You Decide Which Hearing Aid is Perfect For You?

This is where we at The Hearing Aid Doctor come in. We can be of help to select a device that suits your lifestyle, environment, and budget too. We handle every aspect from fitting and adjustment to programming the hearing aid that provides you a life-transforming hearing experience.

Call us today, and we will schedule a visit to provide information about various hearing devices and discuss with you the right hearingsolution for you.

How Do Hearing Aids Operate?

Hearing aids collect sound with a tiny microphone fitted to them. A computer chip in them converts the incoming sound. This chip analyzes as well as adjusts the sound depending on the extent of your hearing loss. The miniature speakers in your ear enable you to hear the audio signals.

Hearing aids collect sound with a tiny microphone fitted to them. A computer chip in them converts the incoming sound. This chip analyzes as well as adjusts the sound depending on the extent of your hearing loss. The miniature speakers in your ear enable you to hear the audio signals.

The suitability of a particular device for you depends on:

• The extent of your hearing loss.
• The kind of environment in which you want to improve your hearing.
• The level of activity you maintain.
• The technology you feel comfortable with.

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The Hearing Aid Doctor carries out your hearing evaluation to decide the nature of your problem. Dr.Schade will ask you questions to assess the extent of hearing loss. The questions cover issues such as the time you started experiencing hearing loss, any episodes of dizziness, or a ringing sound (tinnitus) in the ear. He will test your hearing ability with special instruments.

After carefully reviewing your answers and the test results, he may ask you to meet a medical doctor to examine you and advise treatment, if necessary. If he has detected any sensorineural hearing loss, he may recommend the use of a hearing aid. This type of hearing loss indicates there is damage to the cochlea (the inner ear) or even the nerves that connect the cochlea to the brain.

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Evaluation for Hearing Aids

The market is awash with thousands of hearing instruments. You have the flexibility to select the one you want. However, the Hearing Aid Doctor helps you make a scientific decision. He culls out information from your audiological evaluation and case history, which narrows down your choices. This process enables you to make a well-informed decision.

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Fitting Services for Hearing Aids

Fitting a hearing aid is an important process, during which the doctor programs the device to match your needs. He alsoprovides practical instructions about the use of the hearing aid, which includes inserting and removing it from the ear, cleaning it, and changing the batteries. He will check the effect of the functioning of hearing aid on your lifestyle and how to maximize the beneficial impact.

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Is It Better to Wear One or Two Hearing Aids?

Both your ears perform particular functions. If you experience hearing loss in both ears and hearing aids can help improve, you need to wear two devices. Hearing instruments are designed to enhance your hearing ability, especially in noisy surroundings. There are some additional benefits of wearing it, such as: identifying the source of the sounds, enhancing your ability to hear better and understand speech even from a distance, capturing soft sounds, and improving sound quality.

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Which Brands of Hearing Aid Should I Opt For?

The Hearing Aid Doctor has years of experience in selecting proven brands of hearing devices from established manufacturers. He recommends the best brands, because they really improve your hearing experience, and help you to enjoy life better. He gives a free demo, and you can select the correct hearing aid with his help.

How to Wear Hearing Aids

When a hearing device is fitted comfortably and adjusted to match your hearing needs, it provides impressive results. You need the professional services of The Hearing Aid Doctor to get a satisfactory hearing experience. If you are unable to hear clearly after using the device, approach Dr.Schade to make the necessary adjustments.

A hearing instrument is an aid, and it is meant to improve your hearing distinctly. While you cannot expect perfect hearing, Dr.Schade's expertise and your cooperation can work wonders in improving your hearing significantly.

Hearing loss does not develop overnight but takes years. That is why when you use a hearing aid, you help your ears reacquaint with sounds, and it involves time and practice. Your brain, too, takes time to adjust to the sounds your hearing aid sends. You need to get over the initial feeling of frustration, and the doctor is your guide to help you adjust during this phase.

Adapting To Wearing Hearing Aids

Some people get used to a hearing aid within a few days or weeks, while others may take months. Generally, in case of extended and significant hearing loss, transitioning to using a hearing aid is not easy. The Hearing Aid Doctor then recommends rehabilitative programs to shorten this period of adjustment after you start using a hearing device.

Hearing Background Noises

There are hardly any places without background noises, and no one can avoid these noises entirely. So, a hearing device, too, cannot eliminate every unwanted sound. But, today, you get hearing aids that amplify the sounds you need to hear and minimize surrounding ones.

Dual microphones are particularly useful in lowering background noises. Researchers find that this is true for many people with some specific types of hearing loss. The Hearing Aid Doctor will tailor a combination of the best circuits and microphone based on your hearing loss, to improve hearing and communication.

You can use assistive listening devices such as FM technology to reduce background noises efficiently. You can consult with your doctor on how to use this technology with your device for a better hearing experience in unfavorable listening situations.

How Much Should You Invest For a Set of Hearing Aids?

Your lifestyle is a major consideration in deciding the amount of investment in a hearing aid. You can invest in an expensive hearing aid if you are going to use it for longer durations. For example, if you love to socialize and communicate with people, visit or live in noisy surroundings and want to enjoy listening to a radio or TV, the higher investment is worth it. If you are an introvert and your use of the hearing device is limited, you may not feel the need to spend heavily on it.

High quality or premium hearing aids are expensive. However, they perform well in challenging listening conditions, maintain your hearing comfort zone, enrich communication, and add to your quality of life. A device you are likely to use for 12 to 16 hours a day needs to be comfortable and work efficiently at all times. Investing in such a device is worth every penny.

Which Aspects Influence the Cost of Hearing Aids?

Basic hearing aids with a few features carry a lower price tag, while feature-rich devices that guarantee a higher level of performance are pricey. The latter incorporate advanced technological features for improved performance. Your healthcare professional may also suggest a particular model that has a higher price tag. For example, given your active lifestyle, they may recommend a dual microphone model for better hearing in noisy surroundings.

People with an active and social lifestyle willingly pay a high price for hearing instruments, because these devices are almost invisible, hassle-free to use across different types of listening environments, and offer superior performance.

A hearing aid is a product with a trial or adjustment period, typically 30 days from the date of purchase. You are free to call The Hearing Aid Doctor for any issues related to the fitting of the instrument during this period. In case you are dissatisfied with the product, you can return the instrument during the trial period, with a provision for a refund after deducting a small fitting/restocking fee. Our professionals are here to help you in every possible way.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Hearing Aids?

Medicare does not provide for the payment of hearing aid costs for adults. However, it will cover the cost of a special type of hearing device called bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA), if other coverage rules are met. This is possible because BAHA is treated as a prosthetic device and not a hearing aid.

Medicaid often covers a portion of the cost of a hearing aid, and it varies from state to state. It pays the expenses of hearing-related tests, including screening tests for those who are 21 years and younger. These facilities are covered under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service. For children, most states have the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) which is an early intervention program.

Certain nonprofit organizations also provide assistance to pay for hearing aids while others help with refurbished/used hearing aids.These are easy on the pocket while providing the functionality you need.

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Call The Hearing Aid Doctor at 949-281-8975 to determine if you could be helped by a hearing aid.