There is a secret to finding the right hearing aid for you: pay attention to reviews. Here’s why.
Currently there are over 100 types of hearing aids on the market, varying by style, size and where they fit in your ear, not to mention by manufacturer. So how can you determine which is the right hearing aid for you?
Which one you need depends on many factors including your level of hearing loss, the types of situations you have difficulty hearing in, and the features you need to help you hear the best you can in those situations. Hearing aid reviews are one logical place to look for help.
When searching for reviews of hearing aids, remember all hearing aids fundamentally do the same thing. All hearing aids have a microphone, an amplifier, and a receiver that takes the amplified sound and puts it into your ear canal so that you can hear, profoundly improving your life.
Should you rely on hearing aid reviews to make your selection?
While hearing aid reviews can be helpful, the key to finding the right hearing aid is choosing a professional who can, based on your needs, help you select the right one and fit it properly. Research by Consumer Reports showed that two-thirds of hearing aids purchased for testing were improperly fitted, resulting in incorrect amplification regardless of price.
We recommend you start with hearing aid reviews to get an idea of the various options available, then find a professional you can trust to help you with your hearing aid selection and fitting.