When you’re deciding on a hearing aid, and the hearing provider shows you the price chart, how prepared are you to make an informed decision? Are you a good candidate for top of the line hearing aids or could you do well with relatively basic technology and save a few bucks? Do you know the brand? Are you familiar with the manufacturer’s features? Were you quoted a fair price?
The process of purchasing a hearing aid can be overwhelming. In the auto industry anti-lock brakes are anti-lock brakes, leather seats are leather seats and a rearview camera, is simply a rearview camera. In the hearing industry, the high pitch noise you occasionally hear coming from a hearing aid is feedback, but the name of the feature designed to eliminate it changes from manufacturer to manufacturer.
The majority of hearing aids on the market come standard with many basic features. No longer is feedback cancellation, wireless technology, discreetness, connectivity, or rechargeability a luxury, but rather an expectation.
The difference between hearing aids within a platform is the capacity of these features. Similar to trims of a car. As you pay more, you can expect the functionality of these specific features to improve.
Check back for posts on the most common features. Until then, you can always use our hearing device comparison tool for a comprehensive analysis of manufacturer specific features!
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