Choosing the proper hearing aids requires a careful examination of your lifestyle and activity level. Today’s modern digital hearing aids feature so many innovative features that it’s necessary to stop for a moment and ask yourself, what exactly do I need?
- In what type of activities do you engage?
- How important are aesthetics in your choice?
- how much demand do you place on your hearing?
- Does your occupation place an extraordinary demand on your hearing?
- Are you active socially?
- Do you live alone or with family?
- What are your hobbies?
The answers to all of these questions will definitely have an impact on the level of technology and style of instruments that your Starkey HearCare Professional will recommend for you. It’s important to share this information with your hearing professional during the lifestyle evaluation portion of the Hearing Consultation.
A simple way of looking at this is; would a person who sits at home all day long need the same level of technology as a lawyer who spends his day in court? The answer will depend on many things besides their primary activity level.
The above example illustrates the fact that we need to know more about you than just your hearing loss. Technology has given us many wonderful inventions and further innovation is moving at break neck speed. Digital hearing aids first became available in 1996 and we are already fitting the 4th generation of digital instrument technology and new, exciting innovations are being announced every month. No longer is hearing loss something that has to be endured in solitude. Technology has given us unparalleled opportunities to correct hearing problems and give our patients the lifestyle they want. The best is here – and yet to come!