Using A Hearing Test to Shop Smart


If you have been shopping for hearing aid lately (which you most likely are since you are here) you have probably seen advertisements for "Free" hearing tests. It sounds great! Call a number and make an appointment for your complimentary hearing evaluation. Wait. Is that a good idea?

The Three Main Classifications of Hearing Loss


There are three main classifications of hearing loss currently recognized: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. In addition to the type of hearing loss, it is possible to only have deficiency in one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral). Within each classification of loss, there are varying degrees of severity as well. Let's take a look at each hearing loss type and break them down a bit further. 

What Determines the Style of Hearing Aids I Should Wear?


There are four primary styles of modern hearing aids. They are CIC (Completely-In-Canal), ITC (In-The-Canal), ITE (In-The-Ear), and BTE (Behind-The-Ear). While many people choose a style based on vanity, decisions regarding which style of hearing aids is most appropriate for you may need to be based on a variety of factors. Let's take a look at them.