Hearing aids – any recommendations?

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I Have been diagnosed with mild hearing loss and since that is affecting me socially, I am planning to go for a hearing aid. I am considering the ones in the canal (for cosmetic reasons). I don’t yet know the price etc. but what do you recommend and what to expect? What all to check when I visit the audiologist?

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Answer by Tsundre
The audiologist will usually recommend hearing aids for you. Since your hearing loss is only mild, you won’t necessarily need BTE (Behind the ear) hearing aids, you can request for those that are in the ear canal.

I don’t know where you live, but if in the UK, you are able to have hearing aids for free via NHS. You can still buy them privately though. Anyway, if you live in America, most health insurance plans don’t cover hearing aids, but you can get financial assistance from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

I’d also like to recommend you buy hearing aids from your audiologist, as they are often better quality, and because the audiologist will be familiar with you and your needs, it’s just generally better as opposed to buying hearing aids from a stranger who does not know you at all.

I do not know if you’ve had a hearing test, but most hearing tests are free and you should do this before purchasing a hearing aid. (If you buy hearing aids from your audiologist they should do this before giving you a certain hearing aid.)

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One Response to “Hearing aids – any recommendations?”

  1. IAN says:

    Please don’t worry too much about cosmetic aspects of hearing aids, please get the hearing aids that actually help you to hear the best you can.


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