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Which hearing aid is right for you? This is a tough question to answer because there are so many hearing aid solutions on the market – digital hearing aids, analogue hearing aids, invisible hearing aids, not to mention accessories such as hearing aid batteries.
Where exactly do you start?! It's not an easy question to answer because losing your hearing is a frightening and emotionally-charged experience making it hard to choose a solution in a calm and rationale state of mind.
The good news is that MobilityCompare is here to help you. As long as your hearing loss is correctable, you are almost certain to be able to find the right hearing aid for your own unique circumstances.
Analogue and digital hearing aids
When comparing hearing aids, your first choice is between analogue and digital technology. Analogue hearing aids work on the relatively simple premise of making sounds louder. Their main advantage is that they are cheaper because the technology is relatively simple.
By contrast, digital hearing aids are often preferred because they offer a better, more precise sound.
Essentially they turn analogue data into a digital format and the sound can be customised to fit your hearing loss more precisely. It is even possible to create settings for a digital hearing aid for various types of surroundings.
Hearing aid aesthetics
Many people view hearing aids as cumbersome and unsightly. However, nearly all modern hearing aids now look aesthetically ‘clean’ with slick, state-of-the-art lines and curves.
Some devices sit behind the ear, while others have a box that needs to be worn somewhere on the body. These are usually for people who need a high degree of assistance in their hearing.
Other types of hearing aid sit completely within the ear, while even smaller ones fit right inside the ear canal - although these will probably not suit you if your hearing is severely impaired.
Whatever the level of correction you need, MobilityCompare can help you compare hearing aids and find the one that will best help you to lead a full life.