Are Hearing Aid Reviews Reliable?
One question we often receive here at Healthy Hearing is, “Where can I find reliable hearing aid reviews?” The answer to this question isn’t easy. Because hearing aids are electronic devices, many people expect to be able to review their various features and select the best one – much like researching a television or cell phone purchase.
With hearing aids, though, it is very difficult to conduct accurate side-by-side comparisons or determine which hearing aid is “best.” The fact is, hearing loss varies widely from person to person. Two individuals with the same hearing test results, fit with the same hearing aids, could have very different results. The sense of hearing and ability to understand speech is impacted by environment as well as your ears and your brain. Therefore, it is very difficult to compare hearing aids because each person is different.
We have a saying here at Healthy Hearing – “Your hearing aids are only as good as the professional who fits them.” Finding an audiologist or hearing aid dispenser who will listen to your concerns and work with you for the best results is the most important part of the process. That’s why we have introduced hearing clinic reviews, where real patients can share their experiences and comments about their hearing professional. Find a local hearing clinic near you and read their reviews or post one of your own.