You probably know someone who purchased hearing aids but doesn’t wear them. Maybe you are one of the many people who keep your hearing aids in the dresser drawer instead of in your ears. Just like other digital technologies, hearing aids continue to improve rapidly. Many people using current digital hearing aids report that sounds seem natural and that their ability to hear in background noise is improved (although never perfect). Today’s hearing aids have options that allow for wireless connections to cell phones, televisions and other devices.
When fit and tested properly, the benefits of using hearing aids can be life-changing. Hearing well with hearing aids can improve your overall quality of life by giving back the ability to communicate with family, friends and co-workers. When you consider how many people you interact with every day, those benefits can be exponential.
Hearing aid prices can vary with different levels of technology and most health insurance plans don’t cover hearing aids, so it is important to be a smart consumer. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your hearing aids: