Choosing the best hearing aid for you can be a daunting task. It’s not often that people go hearing aid shopping, and so, the worry of being had by some salesperson is very real.

The first question that comes to mind is “What hearing aids are the best?”

As the most trusted hearing aid experts in Central Florida – I can assure you that it’s not that simple to answer.

It’s like asking someone “Who is the best football team?”

There are many circumstances that determine what is the right decision based on each person’s individual preferences.

Due to an overwhelming response from our patients and community, I’m going to help you better understand your options with this article.

I’ll help you to identify the key questions to ask when deciding on what type of hearing aids are right for you. Also, what the next steps are that you should take.

Which Hearing Aid Manufacturer Is Good For Me?

Getting back to my football analogy – it’s a little like asking whether you like the Dolphins, the Bucs, or the Jaguars.

They all have their pros and cons, and each is favored by different people. Hearing aid manufacturers are the same.

By having helped thousands of local people in and around the Orlando area to achieve better hearing, the manufacturers that we choose to partner with are Starkey, ReSound, Signia, and Phonak.

These are four of the most reputable manufacturers having sold millions of hearing devices. They are leaders in the industry with their devices offering the greatest results for our patients.

Right now, we really like the new ReSound ONE technology because the patients we have fitted with them are so happy.

The hearing aids have automatic technology that works better than anything we have ever seen or heard.

Patients love the Bluetooth connection with their smartphones, and the ReSound Smart 3D app is the best on the market.

However, they all have their differences, and the decision of what we choose for a patient always depends on their unique circumstances and lifestyle.

This determines what will deliver them the greatest positive change, both initially and long term.

Another key consideration is the level of hearing of the patient. Different manufacturers and devices can favor mild hearing losses while others are better suited to more severe hearing challenges.

The Impact Your Lifestyle Has On Your Hearing Aid Decision

Your devices need to perform in varying environments from one day to the next.

Your listening environment is a key consideration when choosing a hearing aid so that it is always performing at its best.

Here’s a quick example: If you spend your day in meetings or at events with lots of background noise, then your devices would need to perform very differently from somebody that just needs a little help when speaking to their family or watching television.

We take many things into consideration when making hearing aid and technology recommendations:

  • The degree and severity of a patient’s hearing loss.
  • We complete a patient lifestyle questionnaire to determine the technology level that will most appropriately match their needs.
  • We also consider a patient’s physical limitations, such as vision difficulties like macular degeneration, as well as arthritis of the hands or problems with shakiness, that would cause problems with changing batteries or inserting hearing aids.
  • Since cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s are on the rise, we work with family members with ways to help prevent the hearing aids from being lost.

We also consider your preferred style since this is one of the biggest things that stops many people from addressing a hearing challenge.

So, the look and the discreetness of the device is another important factor.

Of course, we always work with our patients to develop the perfect budget.

With different hearing devices and treatment plans available, we will find an option that works for your hearing and your wallet.

Whether we use payment plans, your insurance benefits, or exploring other options, we are here to help every step of the way.

How To Choose Which Hearing Aids Are Right For You

I hope at this point in the article that I’ve shown there is no “one-size-fits-all” device that is right for you. And there are many factors that go into making the right decision.

Similarly, the decision should not be rushed.

Choosing to partner with a team of hearing experts is incredibly beneficial, as you can allow us to ask the right questions.

We will also be able to relate to your unique circumstances and then make an informed recommendation with full confidence.

If you are based in the Central Florida area and are looking for a trusted team of hearing aid specialists that will help you to choose the right next step for you, then we would love to help.

With our office in Winter Springs, we can professionally test your hearing, understand your circumstances, and help you to make the right decision based on our vast experience and successful track record.

To schedule your appointment, simply call 407-499-1158.

Or click here to “Request a Callback.”

Additionally, if you have any questions and would like a no-obligation and friendly conversation with one of our specialists, then it’s our privilege to help.

We hope to hear from you soon.

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Mark D. Johnson, HAS, BC-HIS, A.C.A.

Mark began his career in the hearing healthcare field in 1993 with a major hearing aid/care provider. He opened his own practice in 1994 in Orlando, Fl.  In 1995, he became board-certified, and through continued training received his A.C.A. credentialing as a certified audioprosthologist in 1997. He has conducted many hearing educational workshops, both for professionals and for the general public, and trained many individuals in the hearing healthcare field.