Have you ever left the doctor’s office only to later wonder “Why didn’t I ask the doctor that?” There are many things to consider when purchasing hearing aids. To help you remember everything you need to know, write down all of your questions and concerns beforehand and take the list to your hearing appointment.
One item you might want to check off your list before your trip to House of Hearing is a call to your insurance company. Many health care providers do not cover the cost of hearing aids, but yours might and it’s worth a call to find out what, if any, benefits may apply.
Make sure you understand your hearing test results and what they mean for you as well as how it will affect your choice of hearing aids. There are many different sizes and styles of auditory devices and you’ll want to make sure you get the one that’s just right for you. For example, if you have arthritis, a small, ITE (in the ear) hearing aid may be a challenge to operate. Or, if you spend most of your time in a loud environment, hearing aids with directional microphones might work best for you. Ask a lot of questions about which type of hearing device will offer the most benefit in your particular situation.