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Using A Hearing Test to Shop Smart

Using A Hearing Test to Shop Smart

 

If you have been shopping for hearing aid lately, you have probably seen advertisements for "Free" hearing tests. It sounds great! Make an appointment for your complimentary hearing evaluation! However, unlike with an online hearing aid test, the hearing aids you are offered in-store after getting your results are often outrageously expensive.

The Three Main Classifications of Hearing Loss

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?

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.

How Hearing Aids Work

How Hearing Aids Work

 

The question of how hearing aids actually work comes up frequently. Essentially, a hearing aid takes a sound and amplifies it before sending it to the ear. To explain the process more clearly, we created a graphic.