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Things to Consider When Selecting Hearing Aids

Who doesn’t love new technology? If you’re in the market for new hearing aids, this is an exciting time to be looking. With constantly new models and features being unveiled by major hearing aid manufacturers, there is a lot to consider when choosing hearing aids. Here are a few things to consider when selecting hearing aids.

Your Hearing Abilities

If you are new to hearing aids… First things first: schedule a hearing test with us at Accurate Hearing Systems! You’ve probably decided to get hearing aids because you’ve noticed changes in your hearing abilities and you’re in search of a solution to reconnect you to the sounds in your life. This is a great decision – most people wait an average of seven years from the time they first experience changes in their hearing to the time they decide to seek treatment.

It’s important to remember that hearing loss is a medical condition, and therefore it requires care provided by a health professional. At Accurate Hearing Systems, we provide comprehensive hearing tests that will indicate the specifics of your hearing abilities. If a hearing loss is detected, we’ll work with you to find the best hearing aids to meet your specific hearing needs.

If you are upgrading your old hearing aids… Even a veteran hearing aid wearer knows that your hearing abilities change. In fact, your hearing may change very gradually and slowly, so you do not notice that you are hearing differently for some time. If you’re looking to upgrade to a new pair of hearing aids, schedule a hearing test with us at Accurate Hearing Systems.

Your Employment

An estimated 60% of the workforce in the US experiences some degree of hearing loss. Hearing is an important sense to have on job, and while your employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations to meet your hearing needs (as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA), you want to be sure to connected to your colleagues and your work.

When selecting your hearing aids, take into account the hours you work and the type of work you do. If you work long hours without access to power sources, you may want to invest in rechargeable hearing aids that provide up to 24 hours of unlimited listening. If you work in moist conditions – whether it’s a kitchen or a fishing boat – you may want to look into hearing aids with higher IP ratings. Many hearing aids are constructed with nano-coating material that protects the electronic components from moisture.

Do you find yourself on calls or in meetings often? Wireless hearing aids offer connectivity options that allow you to stream phone calls or speakers’ voices directly to your ears. For people who often work with others, wireless hearing aids are a great option.

Your Lifestyle

Do you spend a lot of time alone? Do you have a full social calendar with dinners and events that take you out on the town? Depending on your lifestyle and your leisure activities, there is a hearing aid out there for you.

Hearing aids are designed with many different features, such as noise cancellation and speech recognition, to make communicating easier. Take note of how you spend your days, and our team at Accurate Hearing Systems will work with you to find the perfect pair of hearing aids.

Your Battery Preferences

Currently, rechargeable hearing aids are all of the rage. Using lithium-ion battery technology, the same batteries you find in your laptop or smartphones, hearing aid manufacturers have created hearing aids with remarkably long battery life and ease of operation for recharging. Simply place your rechargeable hearing aids into their unit overnight and wake up to fully charged batteries. Some models last up to 24 hours on a single charge! Rechargeable hearing aids inspire a level of confidence in battery life that exceeds traditional hearing aid batteries.

That being said, hearing aids that use traditional hearing aids are just as effective and powerful as rechargeable hearing aids. Just be sure to bring an extra pair of batteries with you. Hearing aids with traditional batteries are preferable for people who do not require too much streaming and prefer a simple listening experience.

Visit Us at Accurate Hearing Systems

At Accurate Hearing Systems, our team of professionals is well-versed in the many hearing aid offerings on the market. To learn more about the different devices available, contact us for a hearing test and hearing aid fitting today.