SELECTING A HEARING INSTRUMENT
Before purchasing a hearing aid, check to see if you have done the following:
- Consulted with your physician or had your hearing problem evaluated by a medical doctor.
- Evaluated the qualifications and services provided by your licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist.
- Carefully read the user instruction brochure and terms of your hearing aid contract.
- Made sure the instrument comes with a warranty and that you understand its terms
- Selected a model that fits comfortably, suits your individual needs and operates with ease.
Hearing instruments come in many types, designs and styles. Some provide a variety of special features such as programmability, telephone pickups, adjustable tone controls and microprocessors for noise filtration. Therefore, hearing instrument prices vary greatly, depending on the type of instrument, the number of special features and the services provided by your specialist. Price should not be the primary concern, except for the limitations of your budget, when selecting hearing instruments.
The objective is to select hearing instruments that will meet your needs by providing the most effective assistance for your hearing impairment.