The selection and purchase of a first hearing aid can be an overwhelming task for just about anyone. Consumer Reports published a comparative report on hearing aids after followtaling over a dozen people for six months while purchasing their first hearing aids. Their report was dismaying: two-thirds of the aids purchased ended up being misfitted, or amplified the sounds either too much or too little. Customers wound up paying widely-varying prices for the same units, and did not always receive the kind of information they were looking for from the vendors.
To spare you this experience, in this article we’ll try to provide a few tips to help you when shopping for your first hearing aid. Here are our suggestions:
We wish you good luck with selecting your first hearing aid, and want you to know that we are here to provide help if you need it.