Part of the problem comes from how hearing aids are currently selected as well as retailer bias. Around 80% of clinics in Fort Wayne Indiana are owned by manufacturers, which may limit the options available to you. Many more only supply a handful of models, suited to their levels of profitability, rather than to your needs.
You might choose to do your own research, but with hundreds of models available to you, this is an almost impossible task. What makes things worse is that a Hearing Aids In Fort Wayne that might work exceptionally well for one person, may not suit another at all. So there is NO benefit to just asking around when it comes to choosing the hearing aid that will work best for you.
The hearing aid you choose should be one that you are willing to wear
A less than perfect hearing aid in the ear is much better than the perfect, best hearing aid, sitting in a drawer.
As Audiologists Fort Wayne Indiana at HearCare Audiology, we are always aiming to prescribe the best solutions to our clients within the resources available to us. Sometimes our optimal choice for you is not one you would ever consider wearing.
A good clinician needs to ensure that you are fully informed about why your preferred style might not be best suited to them. You need to understand that your first choice leads to compromises in your hearing improvement. You need to take the information that you are given seriously and not be hamstrung by a purely emotional hearing aid choice.
Make sure you have a sufficiently long trial period with the hearing aid of your choice
The advantages of this approach are:
• You get to use the exact device you will end up within the long term if you proceed past the trial period
• The device is fitted carefully to your hearing levels and customised precisely for your loss
• You have opportunities to have it fine-tuned as needed during follow-up visits (make sure these are unlimited during the trial period so you can get things right)
• Your brain has time to completely adjust to the solution
• You get past time to get past the honeymoon period so you understand exactly what to expect in the long term from the solution