The hearing aid test that we perform in Glasgow is made up of many different tests that are designed to give us a clear picture of your hearing loss. Assessing your hearing loss correctly is critically important, however, it is not the only factor in selecting the hearing aids that are right for you.
On of our main concerns is helping our customers stay active and engaged in their life, allowing them to enjoy their life as much as possible. Therefore, the biggest consideration for us in fitting hearing instruments that are successful for you, is understanding the your lifestyle needs and making good recommendations based on that understanding.
We do things very differently here than at most centres, we take the time getting to know you, your hobbies and interests, your activities and needs. We want to understand what types of listening situations you experience regularly. Are you and active or sedentary person, just at home, wishing to listen to the television and radio mostly?
What needs do you have within your life, do you need better hearing for work? If you do work, what type of sound environment do you work in? Do you need to attend meetings on a regular basis? Outside of work, do you attend church or some large social gatherings? Do you spend much time in crowded areas? These questions are important because they help us to reccomend the right level of hearing aid technology that is necessary to manage the listening environments that you experience. That is what delivers real benefit in the real world and that is where you live.
Physical aspects such as your manual dexterity, your ability to hold and manipulate small objects, your ear canal size, and your cognitive ability are key considerations in choosing the right hearing aid for you. You need to be able to insert and remove the hearing aids we choose for you, you need to be able to change the hearing aid batteries yourself, unless you have a full time caregiver. If you can't put the hearing aid in or change your batteries, you will never get any benefit.
The physical style and appearance of the hearing aid has nothing to do with how it actually works for you. Any level of technology can be built inside any hearing aid case, it is the technology level that truly determines your overall listening experience in different sound environments. The more active you are, the higher level of technology you should consider for better hearing In all environments. With less advanced technology, we have less control over adjusting the features when you have listening complaints.
Obviously as part of the process, we take your preferences into account in the selection process. We will show you a number of options that are based everything we have found out. Ultimately, you make the decision, that is always the case. The success of the hearing aids depends on your willingness to wear them. If you don't like them, you won't wear them.
Buying hearing aids is a considerable investment of your finances, time, and effort. We want to make sure it is a successful experience. So it is important that we consider all the factors about your personal needs in recommending options for you.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, or if you are looking for hearing aids in Glasgow, call us on 0800 028 6763 or book an appointment online now!
If you have any questions, or you would like to find out about your hearing, please call us on 0141 954 6030 or book an appointment online now!