The first step is to complete a hearing test and ear examination, which will determine the degree of hearing loss and the size and characteristics of the ear canal; the information gleaned here may cull from the herd any inappropriate styles or perhaps dictate special features that need to be added to the prescription. These points may include the hearing aid size, power requirements, type of ear mold or technological features.
The second step is all about the communication between you and those of us at Murray Hearing. We must understand what your lifestyle is like. Is it very quiet or active, but primarily in quieter places, or do you socialize and/or work in noisy situations. At this point that we would educate you about the different levels of technology and physical styles which would be the most suitable; Active lifestyles would dictate more advanced technological features whereas quieter ones would demand less. Other issues, such as manual dexterity, what you wish to afford for hearing aids, colour choices to match the skin or hair and any medical concerns would also need to be explored and addressed.
The third and final step is to ensure that all these previous choices are indeed correct from what is learned at the fitting and in trial period associated with all hearing aids.
Hearing aids are all about overcoming communication problems, albeit in a manner that is subjectively and objectively acceptable to you, the person wearing the hearing aid.