10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Hearing Aids
1. Hearing test
A thorough evaluation from a qualified hearing healthcare professional is simple and painless.
2. Priority list
Discussing your lifestyle, career and hobbies will help your hearing care professional understand your priorities and motivations.
3. Financial plan
Work with your hearing care professional and make a plan to pay for your hearing aids and stay within your budget.
4. Medical referral
You do not require a medical referral for a hearing test. If any “red flags” are indicated during your hearing assessment, you will be referred to your family doctor for medical clearance before proceeding further.
5. Realistic expectations
Today’s hearing aids are amazing in their technological capabilities, but they still cannot reproduce natural hearing. Your success depends on having the right expectations.
6. An open mind
Be ready to have your preconceived notions about hearing aids challenged. Technology has come a long way.
Your hearing care professional will work hard to make you happy, but you will need to follow their advice and match their efforts for the best results.
8. Positive attitude
A good attitude and a sense of humour can help you get through most any challenge your hearing loss presents.
9. Support system
Get your family, friends and even co-workers on board with your decision. Their support during your journey to better hearing will make you even more successful.
10. The right hearing care professional
Today’s sophisticated medical devices require the expertise of a professional with experience in counselling and fitting, so get comfortable with The Hearing Center.