The Hearing Loss Association of American (HLAA), the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss, has published a consumers' guide to help first-time hearing aid buyers and ear gear vets on how to talk to a hearing aid professional as an informed consumer. What, leave it in the hands of the professional? Who knows better your likes and dislikes, so if you compile a list of questions that apply to your preferences and lifestyle, well you're naturally going to get the best hearing aids for you.
Hearing aids are a worthy investment; however they are just that - an investment. So why treat this purchase any different. Being an informed consumer will benefit you during the entire hearing aid process and HLAA has made it easy for consumer to become an educated, hearing aid buyer, able to ask the right questions and actually understand the answers.
The checklist contains a series of questions that will not only educate you but assist you during your hearing aid visits to ensure you ask the right questions and that the hearing aid professional is covering all the necessary bases.
Hearing aids are a quality of life thing, not just a "hearing the TV" better thing, so you want the right hearing aid that best suits your individual needs and hearing loss. Hey, isn't that what every consumer wants?
To learn more about becoming an educated hearing aid consumer and the HLAA consumer hearing aids checklist visit: Purchasing Hearing Aids: One Checklist Worth Printing.