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What is the best hearing aid for you?

Finding the ideal hearing aid to suit your needs will depend on your level of hearing loss, budget, and lifestyle preferences. Hearing aids are not one-size-fits all solutions, so take the time to discover what to look for when deciding on the best hearing aid for you.

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What is the best hearing aid currently available?

The best hearing aid for you is unique to your personal hearing needs and preferences. In addition to receiving your hearing test results, getting familiar with your personal needs and preferences will help you to choose the best hearing aid. In finding a hearing aid that satifies your personal needs, you might consider looking for a hearing aid that: 

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1. Significantly improves hearing ability
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2. Has a discreet style
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3. Provides good value for money
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4. Fits comfortably

Discover some of the best hearing aids in each of the following four categories

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1. Significantly improved hearing ability

The continuous development of hearing aid technology is the central focus for hearing aid manufacturers. The primary goal is to provide hearing aid users with a hearing experience that is as close as possible to normal hearing.

Look for the following qualities in a hearing aid as you search for the best hearing aid for you: 

  • Delivers clear speech, even in crowded, noisy situations
  • Provides access to the full sound scene
  • Helps you to select what sounds to focus on
  • Enables you to hear all the sounds around you (360-degree sound experience)
  • Helps to minimize mental strain

If you're looking for a hearing aid that delivers the best possible hearing experience, then choose a hearing aid that provides the qualities above. 

The latest model from Oticon is called Oticon More™, and it provides all of the qualities listed above. If you want to try Oticon More™ risk-free, then you can book a complimentary appointment in one of our offices.

2. The most discreet hearing aid

Modern hearing aids are more discreet than ever, and most hearing aids offered at HearingLife offices have a discreet style. Since hearing aids are smaller than ever before, even behind-the-ear hearing aids can be difficult to spot. 

Some hearing aid models are so small that they are virtually invisible. The smallest models available are placed inside the ear canal, making them virtually invisible to people around you. 

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The most invisible hearing aid type

The smallest hearing aid type available is the invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aid. This is the best option if you are looking for a device that is close to invisible.

If you value a discreet style, then this type might be the best hearing aid for you. You can evaluate an invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid at one of our offices.

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3. The best value for your money

Price is a significant factor when choosing a hearing aid. It's important to find a solution you are comfortable with, while also ensuring that you are getting the best quality possible. 

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In order to determine what hearing aid provides the best value for your money, we recommend that you book a complimentary hearing assessment. During the assessment, a hearing care expert will assess your hearing and ask you questions about your lifestyle, your preferences and your listening situations in a typical day. 

Based on the results, you will select a hearing aid that suits both your hearing needs and your budget.

Book a complimentary hearing consultation to find the best solution for you.

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4. The most comfortable fit 

Having a comfortable hearing aid will help to ensure that you get the most wear out of your devices. Over time, your hearing aids become a natural part of your everyday routine, so finding a comfortable solution will ensure that you reap all the benefits that your hearing aid can offer. 

Here are a couple of areas to consider when finding a hearing aid that is most comfortable for you:

  1. The shape of your ear canal can influence which hearing aid will be most comfortable for you (i.e. in-the-ear hearing aids vs. behind-the-ear hearing aids) 
  2. Digital hearing aids offer optimal comfort since they work to support your brain's natural way of processing sound, while hearing amplifiers merely make the sounds around you louder. For this reason, HearingLife only offers digital hearing aids.

Schedule a complimentary assessment in one of our offices, where you will have the opportunity to see and try different hearing aids. This will give you the opportunity to find a model which is most comfortable for you.

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Hearing aid finder: See what type suits you

Take 1 minute to find out what hearing aid model suits your preferences.

What is your level or hearing loss?
What is your level or hearing loss?
What is more important for you in a hearing aid?
What is your preferred type of battery?

Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid type would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE R

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

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Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid type would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE R

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

Would you like to visit us for your risk-free trial?

Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid types would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE
  • BTE Plus/Ultra Power
  • In-the-canal (ITC)

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

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Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid types would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE
  • BTE Plus/Ultra Power

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

Would you like to visit us for your risk-free trial?

Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid type would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE R

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

Would you like to visit us for your risk-free trial?

Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid type would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE R

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

Would you like to visit us for your risk-free trial?

Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid types would suit your needs:

  • miniRITE
  • Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)
  • Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)
  • In-the-canal (ITC))

*The result of the quiz may only be used for guidance and is not meant to replace a more accurate measurement of your hearing abilities and needs by one of our hearing care experts.

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Your result

Based on your answers the following hearing aid types would suit your needs:

  • Half shell / full shell
  • miniRITE

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Leslie Soiles, Chief Audiologist
Dr. Leslie Soiles

Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Lic. #364, Chief Audiologist, HearingLife

Dr. Leslie Soiles founded HearingLife's Shrewsbury's office (formerly New England Hearing Instruments) in 1996. As a Doctor of Audiology, she has worked with Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians for the first 20 years of her career.

Dr. Soiles serves as Chief Audiologist for HearingLife. Click here to read her complete bio and learn more about her education and background.