How to choose a hearing aid
How to choose a hearing aid
1. Age factor:
Hearing aid selection has a lot to do with age factors. For example, children under the age of 10 are not easy to choose custom hearing aids. Customized (in-ear) hearing aids are made according to the patient's ear canal, and these ear canals are still changing. stage. As time changes, the degree of fit between the hearing aid housing and the ear canal wall also changes, which is prone to whistling, loss of loss, and the like. Children who are slightly older can choose, but they will have to replace the shell about 1 year after wearing. People who are inconvenient to operate are not easy to choose. For example, an elderly person with less flexible hands is less likely to choose a hearing aid with a smaller shape to avoid wearing trouble. In general, adolescents and middle-aged people will be more concerned about the degree of invisibility of hearing aids.
2. Factors of hearing loss:
Like choosing myopia glasses, the choice of hearing aids is also limited by power. According to the results of the hearing test, do you know how much power hearing aids are needed? Can choose in-ear hearing aids, such as very heavy hearing patients are not easy to choose custom (in-ear) hearing aids; high frequency part is lost, the intermediate frequency is still residual hearing, you can choose hearing aids with frequency shifting function; now the hearing aids are all Digital computer programming should be set and adjusted according to the patient's hearing test data; because the patient's location can not be tested for hearing, it can only be selected by other people to choose a universal behind-the-ear hearing aid (no computer programming required) ), but such hearing aids are not comparable to noise processing, speech sound capture and other digital computer programming hearing aids. These aspects will directly affect the hearing aid effect.
3. On-site try-on effect factors:
There are many brands of hearing aids, and the sound will be different. For example, the sound of the Starck hearing aid is crisp and loud. The sounds of Fengli and Resound hearing aids are softer. Specifically, it is more comfortable to look after wearing it; the comfort level of the ear-back and custom-made hearing aids after trial wear is also important. The professional fitter will also adjust the results based on your try-on effect to achieve the best fit.
4. Actual demand factors:
People often ask, the same power hearing aids, why the price difference is so big. This is related to the function of the hearing aid. This depends on the actual needs: Do you need an automatic phone function? Do you need Bluetooth? Do you need other wireless features? Do you need to use the remote control? Do you need a hearing aid invisible? Whether it is necessary to be compatible with FM language training equipment, etc., which is why children's hearing aids are expensive.
5. Use environmental factors:
If the working environment is noisy, then you need a hearing aid with special handling function for noise; people who often ride bicycles, outdoor running, etc. need to choose hearing aids that have special handling functions for wind noise; only communicate in quiet rooms. Then you can choose a hearing aid with less functionality and so on.
6. Economic factors:
The more expensive the hearing aid, the more functions it will have, and it will be relatively good at noise reduction and sound processing. How much hearing aid do you choose? It depends on the economic factors of the patient. Good family conditions, choose a good hearing aid. Family conditions generally use a relatively poor hearing aid to use. In summary, there is no absolute best hearing aid brand. The best hearing aid for you is the best hearing aid. Hearing aids must be selected through professional hearing tests, try-on and integrated actual needs to select the “best” hearing aid.