How to Hear Well for Less
Hearing aids are some of the simplest and sweetest ways technology has touched our lives. These days, they are also some of the most affordable hearing technology. While you could have easily shelled out a lot of money for a pair of hearing aids years ago, options have grown while prices have dropped.
Still, not all hearing aids are created equal, so homework remains a must when deciding to buy a pair of hearing aids. Let's explore a few audiology secrets to help you hear well for less.
Get an Annual Hearing Test
While some people shun seeing an audiologist because it might be "too expensive," you can think of your visit as an investment in yourself. If you get a hearing test at least once a year (maybe twice a year if you're older), you can prevent a range of potential hearing issues, which, in turn, will give you significant savings in the long run.
After all, the earlier you spot the slightest changes in your hearing, the less you'll have to spend for hearing remedies later on.
Protect Your Ears. Always.
One of the most important audiology secrets is also the easiest and most cost-efficient. Take care of your ears!
Don't go out in the cold without earmuffs, avoid extreme noises and use ear protection, eat right, sleep enough, avoid smoking (yes, there's scientific proof to this), and so on. Never insert anything into your ear canal; this includes cotton swabs.
Purchase Hearing Aids
Another thing you probably didn't know about hearing well for less is that you can buy hearing aids that suit your hearing loss and your lifestyle. There are dozens of hearing aids to choose from, but it may be overwhelming to decide where to start.
First, breathe. You’ve got this!
Second, talk to your Audiologist, Les, here at Swindon Hearing Specialists and get his recommendations based upon your needs, ear shape, budget, etc.
Like anything you want in life, good hearing requires work. It's a matter of knowing a few audiology secrets to help you hear well for less. For more advice or to book your hearing test or ear wax removal appointment, please contact us today Find out more here