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Hearing Aids 101

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:37:26 AM Australia/Melbourne

Hearing Aids 101The Hearlink team is no stranger to hearing aids. They’re a huge part of our business and one of the most innovative tools in recent history, for those who suffer from hearing loss. We’ve written about hearing aids dozens of times on the Hearlink blog, but we still find that there is a bit of a delta when it comes to awareness resources. Our customers and patients are set up for success when we arm them with the knowledge that they need to make educated decisions about their treatment plans. When they can feel confident in the decisions we make, when they feel like they’ve played a role in the process, we can consider our work a success. Consider this our promise that we’ll make an effort to highlight hearing aids regularly on the blog. We’ll discuss the hearing aids that make the most sense for you, caring for your hearing aids, and the entire science behind them. Today, we start with the basics. Frequently asked questions about hearing aids:


Can I choose a hearing aid for myself or do I need to see a professional?

Hearing aid is an interesting medical issue, as it can be due to a whole myriad of reasons. It can be due to something as simple as earwax, and something as unrelated to your hearing as hypothyroidism. Hearlink recommends that you always seek medical input and advice before making any decisions with your health, especially those that can be costly. Best case scenario? Your doctor tells you that your hearing impairment is solved even more easily than with the help of hearing aids.


How do I know if I need a hearing aid?

Hearing aids are like many things to in life, available with a whole spectrum of options. Just because its recommended that you explore hearing aids, does not mean that you have 100% hearing loss. That being said, hearing aids are a wonderful innovation because they help strengthen and amplify the hearing that you do have. You don’t know what hearing you’re missing out on, but those around you can certainly help. If you’re missing entire pieces of conversation, then you should get yourself to a local audiologist, or reach out to your Hearlink team.


There are so many options out there. How can I possibly choose which hearing aid makes the most sense for me?

Luckily for you, you’ve run right into Hearlink! We pride ourselves on decades of experience in the audiology industry. We consider ourselves impartial professionals whose role is to help you make the best decision for you. There are so many hearing aid options on the market right now, we walk you through options in your price range that help with the specific type of hearing loss that you have. Hearing loss can even impact your speech and cognitive abilities, so we take these factors into account as well.


Stay tuned for more information about hearing aids in future Hearlink posts.

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