Hearing aids typically range in cost and that range depends on what kind of processing and technology are involved as well as the quality of materials used. The more advanced technology options obtained from an Audiologist are small computers that have the ability to filter sound and distinctively enhance the sounds you need. A device that simply amplifies sound in a more general sense can be less expensive, but is not uniquely tuned to each frequency of your hearing loss. If you have basic devices bought over-the-counter or on the internet, you may not have the safeguards in place for sounds that could potentially damage your hearing, or allow you to hear as accurately as you hoped for.
The benefits of more advanced hearing aids are not only that they are more sophisticated and able to provide you a more realistic soundscape, but they are also developed to work with other wireless technology. The new devices can be integrated through apps and other programs on your smart phone and your TV to provide you with improved sound and minimal interference.
When you purchase your hearing device(s), you are not just getting the equipment itself; the price includes a personalized fitting, measurements taken to ensure your prescription is accurate, follow-up care, and maintenance. You are getting the knowledge and services of your Audiologist and clinic staff as well. Their expertise in monitoring both the device and your hearing will ensure that you are experiencing the best hearing possible.
The decision on what kind or what brand of hearing aid(s) to choose should be made with your Audiologist based on your unique hearing needs and your lifestyle. Remember, your ears are just as unique as your thumbprint! If you find yourself with limited resources, please let the Audiologist at Freedom Hearing Center know. They want to make sure that financial hurdles will not keep you from living the life you deserve.
The ability to hear well has a direct impact on your physical and emotional health, as well as your relationships with everyone around you. Remember your hearing devices are an investment in your overall health.