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What to Consider When Choosing a Hearing Aid

Hearing loss is one of the most common health changes in older people, but it doesn’t happen just to senior citizens. Talking to your audiologist or hearing specialist about a hearing device can be overwhelming because there is so much to process. Here are some of the things to consider when you’re ready to choose a hearing device.

Understand Your Needs

What exactly are you having problems hearing? You should articulate the problems you’re having with your doctor, whether it’s the phone or television. Another consideration is your lifestyle. If you exercise or get sweaty from work, your hearing aid needs to be water resistant and able to stay in your ear under harsher circumstances than just hanging around your home. A good starting point is to take the free hearing check on our website.

Technology and Controls

If you enjoy portable devices or talking on the phone, hands-free models of hearing devices work with a remote control or even your smartphone. If you want that technology, you will need to discuss those options with your audiologist. Not everyone is comfortable using the advanced technology or even has a smartphone, so make sure you find the solution that fits your lifestyle.

Budget Considerations

Not all insurance plans cover the full cost of a hearing device. It’s understandable that your budget will be a concern when purchasing a hearing aid. There are many different price ranges, so work with your doctor to find one that fits your needs. Financing can also be available.

You should remember that your device is an investment in your health, which means that the long term benefits may outweigh short term financial constraints. Also, consider the full value of the services received. Whereas some clinics may charge less initially, other clinics offer comprehensive follow-up care

Work With Your Doctor/Hearing Specialist

Certain devices may be more appropriate for your condition, and your doctor will help steer you to the right one. With so many different sizes, you can find one that works for you. The CIC (completely-in-the-canal) or mini CIC is the most discrete hearing device, but it does have smaller batteries which means it has a shorter life. The in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is a custom fit device and less visible than larger styles, but because it is smaller it can be difficult to adjust.

The in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid has more features because it is a bit larger than the CIC or ITC, but it may pick up wind noise that the others don’t. The ITE uses a larger battery, for a longer life, and it fits behind the ear, making it less discrete.

Your Hearing Can Have a New Chapter

While your level of your hearing loss will be a big factor in which device works for you, it doesn’t have to be a life impairing disability. It’s important to work with your doctor, take the time to understand all your options, and find the device that fits you and the activities you enjoy in daily life. Ultimately, the goal of your device is to help you get more out of life!

Your New Favorite Audiologist In St. George, Cedar City, & Richfield, Utah
"I've been with Dr. Manwarring for several years now. Having a good audiologist is very important to me. I've tried a couple of others, and they just don't seem to fit right with my needs and expectations.I would highly recommend Dr. Manwarring to anyone. Because of him, I have been given quality care, relate well with him, and I know I can depend on him to help me with my hearing aid and hearing loss needs."- Michelle B. 5 star
"They are always professional and friendly. They were able to assist my mother with getting hearing aids that work for her. They knew what type would suit her best. Service is excellent. I would recommend them to everyone who has hearing issues!"- Joan Y. 5 star
"Justin Bateman, the audiologist I worked with for my annual follow up and maintenance. He was so knowledgeable and thorough. He made a minor tweak to my hearing aids to adjust for a slight change in my hearing. It noticeably improved my hearing while wearing my hearing aids. Justin was very pleasant and efficient to deal with. I highly recommend this office."- Kerry W. 5 star
"Extremely professional with state-of-the-art technology. This was a big change from all the other low-budget offices I have visited over the years. I highly recommend them! You will not regret it!"- David L. 5 star
"My hearing devices has given me a new life. I can understand conversations with out straining and stopped the confusion on my part of the conversation. The people at Intermountain Audiology were great to work with and answered all of my questions. I would recommend them highly."- David B. 5 star
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St. George Hearing Clinic

Intermountain Audiology
Hearing Clinics

161 W. 200 N. Ste. #100
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435.688.2456

Cedar City Hearing Clinic

Intermountain Audiology
Hearing Clinics

1277 N. Northfield Rd., #A220
Cedar City, UT 84721
Phone: 435.865.6761

Richfield Hearing Clinic

Intermountain Audiology
Hearing Clinics

1090 Cove View Road
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435.896.8830

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