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3 FAQs to Ask Before Buying Your Hearing Aids

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When you take the leap to get hearing aids, you probably have a number of questions running through your mind. It is important to air your queries to a reputable audiologist that you trust, so that you can make the best possible decisions for yourself. When you attend regular appointments, your audiologist will be able to assess your hearing and provide you with a tailored plan to suit your personal requirements. 

If you have been recommended hearing aids, getting used to the idea can take time. However, the more knowledgeable you become about the subject matter, the easier the transition will be. If you have a hearing test coming up or you’re due to purchase new hearing aids soon, here are three key questions you may want to ask.

Are Hearing Aids Big and Bulky?

In most cases, your hearing aids will not be big, bulky and overly noticeable. In fact, technology is enhancing so quickly that many devices are actually almost invisible. It’s fair to say that hearing aids are small and powerful devices that can help you to hear intricate sounds, conversations and noises around you. As soon as you try out your hearing aids for the first time, you will be surprised at how much they can actually pick up. 

If your audiologist recommends canal-worn hearing aids, you probably won’t be able to see them at all. With a variety of different features and settings your small and discreet hearing aids can be altered to suit your ideal requirements so that you can make the most out of them.

How Do I Maintain My Hearing Aids?

When it comes to maintaining your hearing aids, you should seek out the advice from your audiologist. They will require regular professional maintenance, but there are also a number of things you can do from home. Each evening once you have taken out your hearing aids it’s highly recommended that you clean them thoroughly with a dry brush or cloth. You may also want to use a wax pick to get rid of any debris that may have found its way onto your devices throughout the day. 

When you clean and regularly maintain your hearing aids they will function in the best possible way and have a longer lifespan. If you have questions regarding cleaning your devices, your audiologist will provide you with a step-by-step guide to maintaining them from home.

Will They Make a Big Difference?

As soon as you try out your hearing aids for the first time, you will be over the moon with how different your quality of life is. Most people admit that they can't imagine their lives without hearing aids as soon as they try them out. Reconnecting with the world around you become much easier as you’re able to hear conversations between loved ones and work colleagues. You can begin to feel more involved in everyday activities and you’ll feel happier as a result. 

All in all, getting hearing aids can have a huge impact on your overall health and wellbeing. If you have questions about how hearing aids can specifically help you, your audiologist will be able to help you when you attend your next appointment.


 

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