If your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist recommends hearing aids as treatment for your hearing loss, take the time to understand your options. Hearing aids can help you hear better in noisy places and communicate with confidence, because you can better understand what everyone is saying. There are a variety of shapes and styles of hearing aids, and the one you choose can depend on the shape of your ear, the type of hearing loss, and your overall comfort. The latest wave of digital hearing aids offers a variety of technological advances in hearing and comfort for users - hearing aids are available for nearly every hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. Be honest with your audiologist or hearing instrument specialist when discussing your options for hearing aids. It is this information that he or she will use, in addition to your test results, to make the best recommendation for you.