What type of hearing aid is best for you?

Choosing your ideal hearing aid depends on your lifestyle and activities. There are a range of styles, each with their own advantages and limitations. You may also choose to get multiple hearing aids fitted for use in different situations.

Here’s a guide to the different types available so you can choose the best one for you.

Level one: for at-home use

If you enjoy spending much of your time at home, Level One hearing aids may be the best solution. Available in smaller sizes, they are ideal in situations where there is minimal background noise, such as 1-on-1 conversations at home, watching the television or listening to the radio.

Level two: multi-purpose

If you often find yourself in loud environments, Level Two hearing aids will help you to not miss things when there's background noise. These come with a SmartPocket remote control. This means you can easily adjust you hearing aids’ volume or sound quality to suit the situation, whether you’re at home watching television or attending an important meeting at work.

Level three: cut out background noise

Catching up with friends and family is important, which is why Level Three hearing aids are designed to help in these situations. Well suited to moderate background noise, they can assist you at small get-togethers and family gatherings, when you’re dining out at restaurants, or when you’re relaxing in front of the television.

Level five: for noisy environments

If you’re a social butterfly who enjoys a busy lifestyle with friends and family, Level Five hearing aids can help you to stay in the loop, no matter where you are. Taking the kids to Saturday morning soccer? Tick. Catching up with friends in a busy cafe? Tick. This level of technology makes life easier by enabling you to hear in noisy environments. You’ll never have to refuse a social invitation again.

Level seven: automatically adapt to surroundings

Level Seven hearing aids are the most sophisticated. They automatically adapt to your surroundings. So, if you’re at a concert, seeing a play or watching a live sports event, you can focus on the sounds you want to hear without adjusting your hearing aids. They also reduce unwanted noise from other directions, even if it’s behind you.

Your hearing aid choice will depend on the type and severity of your hearing loss, your budget, preferences and lifestyle. An audiologist will help you to make the right decision and weigh up the pros and cons of different options.

Contact us today to talk through your requirements and find the best hearing aid for you.