We Help Selecting Best Hearing Aid for You!

A hearing aid is a small electronic device placed behind or in your ear to help you hear better. It contains a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. You may need a hearing aid in each ear.
We Help Selecting Best Hearing Aid for You!

At our clinics your doctor, audiologist or hearing aid specialist will help you choose the right hearing aid for your needs. The type of hearing aid depends on many factors, including type of hearing loss you have. Types of Hearing Aids / Know More about Hearing Aids

Major factors of selecting hearing aid:

  • Size: Choosing the right size 
  • Fitting: Comfort of fitting
  • Feedback: Finding hearing aid that cause least feedback 

As, selecting and understanding what hearing aid the right fit for you can be challenging, we have prepared flow chart to help you find the best hearing aid from the market. Our flowchart has helped many users to select best fit on the very first purchase. 

In market, there are various types of hearing aids available with multiple basic and advanced features. We have various brands and types available at our clinics so that you can select any best hearing aid within budget. Its important to consider several different things when selecting the right style to fit your needs. 


Lets Start Selecting Your Hearing Aid

ALDs: Assistive Listening Devices that can augment what hearing aids are capable of (????? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??????? ?? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ???)  

Step 1: Your Current Hearing Aid

First step of selecting hearing aid is to check if you are already using a hearing aid or not. If you are using but not happy with the style of current design, you will have to check other factors like dexterity issues. But if you are happy and comfortable with the current design style and your hearing is not improving with it, you should go for advancements in the same style. 

Step 2: Dexterity Issues

If you have any dexterity issue like numbness in fingertips, you might have to face issues with smaller hearing devices. Selecting larger devices can be helpful and easier to handle. Batteries are also larger for larger devices, which makes battery swapping easy for you. With dexterity issues, handling smaller buttons is also not easy and may make you furious. Automated features allow you to control features easily with remote or app. 

Step 3: Daily Activity Levels

BTE devices with earmolds are recommended if you are homebound, restricted in daily activities or have cognitive impairments. Soft and flexible earmolds can help hearing aid fitted comfortably in the ear and make it easy for a caretaker to assist. Other items to consider include assistive listening devices, such as include amplified telephones, special smoke detectors, bed-shaker alarms, doorbells that flash a light or a device to amplify the television.

Step 4: Level of Hearing Loss

Mild or Moderate Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in both the low and high sounds (as in, you struggle to hear both squeaky and booming, bass-filled sounds), a more occluding fit from CIC or ITC styles will help process sound while still being quite discreet. The occlusion helps block out unwanted background noise.

Hearing loss is primarily in the high frequencieswhich most people have, especially if they have age-related hearing lossthe open-fit RITE styles are the most comfortable because they let in the natural low-frequency sounds you are still capable of hearing, while amplifying the high frequencies. These options can also be equipped with advanced features to allow hearing aids to filter noise from speech, adapt to different environments, suppress feedback, and wirelessly connect to mobile phones, a personal microphone system or other public assistive listening devices.


Severe or Profound Hearing Loss

ITC hearing aids, low-profile ITE hearing aids or BTE hearing aids with earmolds might be suitable, depending on the degree of loss. These hearing aids are also called as "power" or "superpower" hearing aids. These styles are known for most powerful amplification and are least susceptible to moisture damage from the ear canal.  Advanced features are important to consider, as they can filter noise from speech, adapt to different environments, suppress feedback, and wirelessly connect mobile phones, a personal microphone system or other public assistive listening devices.

Infographic:

When should you get your hearing tested?


How Shruti Program can Help You to Get Your Self Checked?

Shruti program will connect you to an expert telecaller who will guide you to get the nearest audiologist or doctor for consultation. A doctor or an audiologist can consult you for your journey of healthy hearing.