We are often asked, “What are the best hearing aids”, or “what is the best brand of hearing aids”. While we wish there was a straight answer for this, there simply is not.
Hearing loss manifests itself in a myriad of ways amongst our population
While hearing loss sufferers may often experience similar hearing difficulties in similar situations, the actual reason for the difficulties can be fundamentally different. There could be a physical anomaly, physiological effect, a neurological condition, and of course some suffer with greater level of hearing loss than others. All of these have a direct effect on how effective a hearing system will ultimately be. Even one’s lifestyle (casual vs. active) plays a large part on each individual’s needs and type of hearing technology required.
Given all the aforementioned possible situations, hearing aid manufacturers develop key features and benefits with a broad stroke. The result is; where one manufacturer’s set of features and benefits would be ideal for Patient #1, this is not necessarily going to be true for Patient #2, #3 or #4. Hearing loss is different from patient to patient, and hearing restoration means something different to everyone. There is no one hearing aid brand or one-size-fits-all technological solution as some retail hearing aid dispensers would have the public believe.
This is the paramount reason why Accurate Hearing Centers maintains the following policies:
We dispense all brands of hearing instruments, and make recommendations of brand and model ONLY as features/benefits are relevant to each patient’s conditions – and only after a comprehensive hearing exam.
During the first 90-days of using your new hearing system, we will exchange hearing systems as necessary to ensure we are using the most effective technology for your specific needs.