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How To Choose The Best Hearing Aid For You

06/15/2021 | Hearing Loss, Patient Resources, Technology

With so many hearing aid manufacturers and models out there, it’s understandable that many patients ask, “What hearing aids are the best?”

Although we’re the most trusted hearing care professionals in Dartmouth, Centerville, and Fall River – we can’t give a straightforward answer.

It’s like asking a chef “What is the best food?” – there are many personal circumstances that determine what is the right decision based on many factors.

My goal is to help you to better understand your options by asking the key questions and deciding on what type of hearing aids are right for you.

These are the next steps that you should take to better your hearing.

“What Is The Best Hearing Aid I Can Get?”

Thinking back on my chef analogy – it’s a little like asking whether you should choose lobster, French onion soup, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – they are all favored by different people to suit their individual needs and tastes.

Hearing aid manufacturers are the same.

Since helping thousands of local people in Massachusetts to achieve better hearing, the manufacturers that we choose to partner with are ReSound, Oticon, Starkey, and Phonak.

These are four of the most reputable manufacturers having sold millions of hearing devices.

They’re on top of the game when it comes to advancing in hearing technology and understanding the customers’ evolving needs.

They all have their differences, and the decision of what we choose for a patient often depends on their unique circumstances and lifestyle to determine what will deliver them the greatest positive change, both initially and long term.

Each manufacturer has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Determining your current hearing condition is a very important first step. Some companies cater to mild hearing loss while others to severe hearing loss.

A simple hearing assessment gives us all the information we need.

But at this moment, key devices that impress us include the Starkey Livio Edge AI, the ReSound ONE, the Oticon More, and the Phonak Marvel – but with new technology constantly emerging, we stay at the forefront of change to ensure we can provide the best care for each individual patient.

How Can You Personalize The Experience?

With all the options available in the hearing aid market, it can be very tough to choose. The good news about all these options is that we can find the perfect one for you and your lifestyle.

We take into account your day-to-day routine to optimize your hearing aid for you.

If you are working in an office and spend a lot of time on the phone, then we can adjust your hearing aid for that. Conversely, if you work in a loud factory, we can make adjustments for that as well. 

We also take into consideration your personal style. There are varying degrees of discreteness that hearing aids are available in. If you’re looking for one that is almost invisible, we can help.

Power is also a huge concern that is a very personal decision as well. Rechargeable batteries are the most popular but may not work for someone who is in the wilderness and has no access to power. We can accommodate all lifestyles and hobbies.

Finally, your budget is of great importance to us, and we pride ourselves on being problem solvers.

We have insurance experts on our team that can help choose a payment plan that will satisfy your hearing needs and budgetary restrictions.

Choosing The Right Hearing Aids For You

By reading this article, it should be clear that there is no “one-size-fits-all” device. There are many factors that go into making the right decision.

Similarly, the decision should not be rushed or guessed.

That’s why choosing to partner with a team of hearing experts is incredibly important.

You can allow the experts to ask the right questions, understand your unique circumstances, and then make a confident recommendation.

If you are based in Dartmouth, Centerville, or Fall River and are looking for a trusted team of hearing aid specialists, then we would love to help.

We can professionally test your hearing, understand your circumstances, and help you to make the right decision based on our vast experience and successful track record.

To schedule your appointment, call:

Fall River Hearing Center

(508) 674-3334

Centerville Hearing Center

(508) 862-0255

Dartmouth Hearing Center

(508) 910-2221

Or click here to “Request a Callback.”

Alternatively, if you have any questions and would like either a second opinion or a no-obligation conversation with one of our specialists, then it’s our privilege to help.

Have a wonderful day!

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Nancy Duncan, Au.D.

Dr. Nancy Duncan graduated from Somerset High, Somerset, MA in 1991 and received her B.S. in communication disorders and psychology from Worcester State College. Her master of science in audiology was awarded at the University of Arkansas in 1997, after which she worked for several private audiology practices in Arkansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Returning to the area in 2003, Dr. Duncan founded Duncan Hearing Healthcare, allowing her to apply her passion to her community through rehabilitative audiology and individual patient care. She earned her clinical doctorate in audiology degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in 2005. Her passion for her family and community is an integral part of what drives her to provide trustworthy, professional hearing healthcare to her patients.

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