Hearing Aids: What's Best for You?

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Hi everyone, it's Cara again from Value Hearing and I have been uploading a few videos related to hearing awareness over the course of the month and that is because we have celebrated World Hearing Day this month.

So this will be the last video in this series and it's going to be on what to look for in hearing aids.

Three Must-Have Features

Did you know that there are three must-have features in hearing aids?

The first feature is automatic directional microphones and that is going to help you hear better in background noise. The second is a multi-base automatic switching system which is going to adjust in different listening situations and change the sound accordingly. The third is exceptional sound quality so every manufacturer strives to give you the best sound from a hearing aid.

And the more powerful the processor in that hearing aid, the better equipped it's going to deal with a wide range of incoming sound and it's going to improve that sound and decrease distortion.

We have written a blog on this so if you do want more information on these features please feel free to read that blog.

Did you know that there is no quality difference between a brand's lowest priced hearing aid and their most expensive hearing aid?

The difference is really about the features that are switched on in the hearing aid.

Some people need a hearing aid that has all the features switched on because they need to maximize their hearing outcomes because they struggle in a lot of different hearing environments.

Whereas a person who copes really well in background noise doesn’t need a lot of those features on, because they are already coping fairly well. They just need something to compensate for the hearing loss that they have.

The Brain Does The Work

Did you know that you're here with your brain and not your ears?

One of our previous videos this month was related to hearing and cognition and that gave a lot of information about how your ears aren't responsible for how you process sound; it's all about your brain, so knowing the answers to these questions is really going to help you work well with your audiologist.

It's going to empower you to make good choices when it comes to your hearing. And it's going to maximize your hearing outcomes.

I hope these last few videos have empowered you and that you have felt that you have gained some knowledge from them.

At Value Hearing we do aim to empower everyone with knowledge. We will be uploading lots more videos in the future.

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