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How to buy hearing aids?

After discovering their hearing loss, most people wait an average of seven years before purchasing hearing aids. At Beltone, we want to shorten that time and help you hear better sooner.
Hearing aids — how to decide it's time

If you’re experiencing hearing loss, you may have delayed seeking professional help. Or you may have a loved one who is reluctant to try hearing aids. Such hesitation is quite common, for reasons including:

At Beltone, our goal is to help you find the solution for your hearing loss that’s right for you.

How to buy hearing aids

Steps to purchasing a hearing aid:

1) Find a local hearing care professional you can trust

The first question is: where’s the best place to buy hearing aids? Buying from a local hearing care professional ensures you’ll receive focused and personalized hearing care from someone in your own community, who you can visit in the future for adjustments and ongoing support.

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2) Complete a lifestyle assessment

Your daily routine is an important factor when selecting the right hearing aids for you. Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Are you retired or do you still work? Are you often in noisy indoor environments? Bring your responses to your free hearing consultation.

Download the Personalized Hearing Health Assessment form

3) Review your health history

Your general health, medications you take or have taken, past illnesses, and your current hearing loss symptoms may all influence the selection of a hearing aid model that’s most appropriate for you. Make notes to share with your hearing care professional when you come in for an office visit. 

4) Book a comprehensive hearing consultation

Every hearing aid purchase should begin with a comprehensive, in-person consultation with a professional. This is the best way to determine the type and severity of your hearing loss and to receive personalized recommendations for a solution.

Your Beltone visit: step by step

5) Review your audiogram results with a professional.

If hearing loss is detected, completing an audiogram will be the next step during your consultation. Measured by playing tones of different frequencies and speech sounds through earphones, an audiogram graph will reveal what type of hearing loss you have (conductive, sensorineural or mixed) and whether your hearing loss is mild, moderate, severe of profound.

Read up on the various levels of hearing loss

6) Try before you buy.

Today's best hearing aids are not only comfortable, easy to wear and nearly invisible, but they offer features such as:

  • Automatic adjustments according to changes in your environment
  • Bluetooth connectivity for easy control from your smartphone
  • Crystal-clear phone calls and audio streaming

Demonstration models let you experience the look and feel of these hearing aids with a “test drive” before you buy.

Learn about the different styles of hearing aids available

7) Ask about follow-up care

Once your hearing care professional has fitted you with new hearing aids, aftercare is recommended. At Beltone, we offer one of the most comprehensive after care programs available. Consider the following:

  • Your hearing aids may require several adjustments until you’ve “locked in” to a comfortable fit
  • You may desire hearing aids that come backed by warranty against loss, theft or damage
  • Your hearing may change over time
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