Boys Town Hearing and Balance Center
You probably know someone who purchased hearing aids but doesn’t wear them. Maybe you are one of the many Americans who keep your hearing aids in the dresser drawer instead of in your ears. When fit and tested properly, the benefits of using hearing aids can be life-changing, allowing people to enjoy social interactions again. 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 land-line and cell phones as well as to televisions and other devices. 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:
By being a smart consumer, you can ensure that you make the best choices when purchasing hearing aids. Hearing well with hearing aids can improve your overall quality of life by improving your 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.