First Steps in Acquiring a Hearing Aid
Before deciding if a hearing aid is right for you, you must be able to first and foremost, understand your hearing loss. Do you know what type of loss of hearing you suffer from? Do you know if it is permanent? What does your audiogram say about the sounds you can and cannot hear? These are a few of the many questions you should ask yourself and answer accurately before purchasing a hearing aid.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) explains that it is important to visit your local Audiologist, who will give you a hearing exam and help diagnose the degree and type of hearing loss you suffer from, as well as, determine the right hearing aid for you.
ASHA states that to find out which hearing aid is right for you, “the audiologist will want to find out about your typical communication activities at home, at work and in social and leisure activities.” This is because the professional needs to know your needs in order to prescribe the hearing aid that will help improve your quality of life.
For more information do not hesitate to contact your local New Generation Miami Hearing Center, which will provide you with a wide-selection of hearing aids.