With the huge advancement in the hearing aid technology, even tiny hearing aids which are less obvious come packed with lots of unique features. The latest digital technology now makes it possible to amplify even the feeblest of sounds without any distortion of loud sounds, thereby making it easier for hearing impaired patients to hear normally, do their day-to-day activities with ease and even enjoy their favorite music!
Usually the latest hearing aids which are smaller in size and fits inside the ears provide short backup. For some people, this works fine as they are able to hide such hearing devices easily within their ear canal and don't mind frequent changing of batteries. Many others prefer big hearing devices as they also have larger battery backup and therefore require less updates. Size of hearing device: The size of hearing devices does matter a lot. The hearing aids which are smaller in size will provide less sound amplification. An audiologist would be the best person to advice you on the options available to you for hearing aids.
Cost of hearing device: Medicare will not cover the hearing aid cost, but in some cases private insurance can, therefore you need to check the plans to see if something works out for you. There are many audiologists which even offer payment plans. Usually a warranty will cover maintenance, repairs and replacement of defective parts. You should compare the warranty claims of different brands.You should remain vigilant about false claims like complete restoration of auditory ability, etc.
Even most expensive auditory devices may require some adjustment period. Sometimes patients may feel that their own voice is sounding too loud. Sometimes even softer sounds may sound annoyingly loud. Patients should maintain calm and take time to adjust to this new arrangement.