Visiting an audiologist can be an intimidating experience, especially if it is your first time doing so. Oftentimes, if you are experiencing moderate to severe hearing difficulties, your specialist may recommend a hearing aid. Obviously, you are going to have many questions regarding this recommendation and how to know which hearing aid is the right choice for you. To help shine a light on some of the most common questions and misconceptions about hearing aids, this video answers some FAQs about the product, fittings, and options available.
One of the easiest misconceptions to make about hearing aids is that they are an immediate cure to hearing loss. Many people assume that as soon as you put in a hearing aid, you can hear perfectly fine. This is not the case, and you often need to adjust your hearing aids for different situations and environments. Many also assume that hearing aids are bulky and uncomfortable. However, the most common aid right now is the “receiver-in-canal” model, which is incredibly small and convenient for the user. This design is incredibly comfortable compared to the old days where you had to have your whole ear fitted for a hearing aid.