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Choosing The Right Hearing Aid

Hearing aids are an essential piece of kit for anyone who is struggling with hearing loss; this can be anyone from a young child to an elderly person. There is a choice of hearing aids available on the market, each one with its own advantages and disadvantages.

Comfort
The most important aspect when choosing a hearing aid is to ensure it is a comfortable fit, while the in the canal hearing aids are less visible when out and about, you may find that a half or full shell is more comfortable to wear, even though they are more visible to other people.
 
Remember this isn’t a beauty pageant, hearing is more important than how the actual hearing aid looks to other people and as it is something you need to wear for long periods each day, rather be comfortable when you have it on.
 
Manageability
This is the next important thing when considering a hearing aid, each one has different ways of managing them, and in the canal designs are not as easy to manage as half shell or even behind the ear aids. You want to ensure that the one you choose is comfortable and you can manage it with ease without being stuck unable to make any necessary adjustments when necessary.
 
Designs
As already mentioned there is a choice of hearing aid designs, there is the in canal design which fits neatly into the ear canal and is not visible to anyone else, at the same time these tend to be harder to manage and adjust due to the small size.
 
The half shell is slightly more visible, but not too bulky and is much easier to manage than the in canal design. The full shell is visible and very easy to handle and manage and the behind the ear design is the most popular even though it is very visible, it offers the easiest in manageability and adjustment.
 
Speak to Your Doctor
When you attend the hearing aid clinic discuss your concerns about a hearing aid, an in the canal aid is probably not the safest option for younger children, but as they get older they can move to this design if they prefer.
 
Elderly people will benefit from the behind the ear design which is so easy to handle and manage. By discussing your concerns and going through the hearing aids available and determining which one you can handle the easiest, is the best way to make your final decision.
 
Why not visit www.digitalhearingcare.org.uk for wide a selection of hearing aids which are available on the market, always take your comfort levels into consideration as you will need to wear these for extended periods at a time.


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