Throughout the week I see patients who are confused about all they hear and read about the different hearing instrument being promoted. Do I need Bluetooth? Do I need a remote control? Should the hearing aids that are rechargeable rather than having to change the batteries? What about all the new open-ear technology and which is best?
When I first started in the hearing healthcare industry, all hearing aids were analog and thus the choices were limited. In the late 90s, digital technology became available. Today, with all the digital advances, there are many excellent possibilities to improve hearing.
Recently, a new patient came to see me who was very frustrated with her hearing aids. She first went to an office and they gave her way too many brochures of different hearing aids that she became overwhelmed and did not go back. Next, she chose someone who gave her only one choice, and the choice was not even appropriate for her lifestyle or hearing. When she came to me, we discussed her needs, where she wanted to hear better and compared and tested hearing systems that met her needs. We fit her with a new pair of hearing aids and today she’s hearing better than she has in years.
Hearing instruments are a big investment in cost, your time and the end result of better hearing. Choose the professional who is the most qualified to provide you with the solutions to your unique hearing needs. Don’t hesitate to obtain a second or even a third opinion. Anyone who is looking for a first, second or even third opinion, we will be happy to schedule that appointment at no charge. Your hearing is a precious gift to you and those with whom you communicate. Always obtain the best professional care for your hearing.
If you feel you need a second (or third) opinion, please take the time to come in for a complimentary screening and let us evaluate your situation. Please give us a call and we will schedule an appointment right away.