My last blog was about the big decision of whether or not you should buy or not
buy a hearing aid. Now, you have made the decision that it is time for you to
buy one. Now what? Where do you go?What do you buy?
are many types of hearing aids made from many different hearing aid companies.
You can buy a Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid, In The Ear (ITE) hearing aid,
Cross hearing aid, In the Canal hearing aid....the list seems
First and most importantly, you need to find an
audiologist that you are most comfortable with. It is important that you find a
pediatric audiologist if you have children or a good audiologist for adults if
you are an adult. Next, you need to understand your type of hearing loss. You
might have a sensorineural hearing loss ,which is in the inner ear, or a
conductive hearing loss, which is a middle ear hearing loss. Different type of
hearing loss require different hearing aids.
respect the professional and follow her suggestion. It may be hard for you to
accept your hearing loss and you might not be quite ready for hearing aids,but
you are making an investment. it is important that you choose wisely. Why buy
something that won't last or won't be helpful?
and professional opinion is that In the Ear hearing aids might be ne
invisible,but they are not very successful for many kinds of hearing aids. Think
wisely before you purchase those. Today, you can have so much fun accessorizing
your hearing aids! Hailey's Cherished Charms are great charms purchased for your
hearing aids to jazz them up.
I would love you to share
your pictures of your hearing aids and how you decided on the type,color and
Allison Schley has been in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education for 20 years. She founded a nonprofit for families with hearing loss. She most recently wrote a children's book, entitled Forever Friends. This book shows the how a deaf dog and deaf boy teach the world that all kids are good and being deaf is okay.