The Art of Hearing

12 Questions To Ask Before Buying Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Questions

  1. Will hearing instruments actually improve my ability to hear?
  2. If I only have hearing loss in one ear, why should I wear two hearing aids?
  3. Which hearing aid style will be best for my hearing loss?
  4. Which digital features are indicated for my lifestyle needs?
  5. What are the benefits of hearing aid features—such as directional microphones, number of microphones, automatic volume and others?
  6. Can I operate all of the programs myself? (Do I have the vision and the manual dexterity to operate the hearing aid controls?)
  7. How many channels do the hearing aids have? How many do I need?
  8. Do the hearing aids I’m considering offer multiple or directional microphones for hearing in noise?
  9. How many memories do the hearing aids have? How many listening situations do I encounter?
  10. Do the hearing aids come with a remote control? Do I need a remote control?
  11. How do I use hearing aids with telephones and other assistive listening devices?
  12. How do I care for my hearing aids?