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Which Hearing Aid Manufacturer Should You Choose?

So, you’ve made the incredibly wise decision to seek treatment for your hearing loss.

But, what now?

The world of hearing aid technology can be a minefield. With so many different manufacturers and models to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to start and how to make hearing aids the best investment into your quality of life.

Many of our patients considering hearing aids ask us “Which hearing aids are best?” 

The answer isn’t simple, even as the most trusted hearing doctors in Utah and Nevada – we understand there are many factors that go into choosing the right hearing aid for you.

It’s like asking someone “What is the best airline?” There are many personal circumstances that determine what is the right decision based on several elements.

As your leading hearing care experts, we strive to provide the best education and understanding to guide you into making an informed decision.

Which is why in this article, I answer the most frequently asked questions and offer my expert advice on your next steps in addressing your hearing loss.

What Is The Best Hearing Aid Manufacturer?

Let’s talk a little more about that airline comparison I made earlier. Imagine asking whether you should choose Delta, American, or Southwest.

They all will get you to your destination safely, but when you put other’s personal needs, lifestyle choices, and budget into play, the decision becomes clear.

Hearing aid manufacturers are the same. By having helped thousands of local people in Utah and Nevada to achieve better hearing, the manufacturers that we choose to partner with are Starkey, ReSound, Oticon, Phonak, Widex, and GN.

These are the big 6 companies and the most reputable manufacturers, having sold millions of hearing devices and continuing to make waves in the hearing care industry.

What manufacturer we use really depends on the person’s auditory processing abilities, anatomy, and lifestyle.

Some offer deeper discounts and more affordable hearing devices.

Some offer assistive listening devices that pair with hearing aids.

This creates opportunities to succeed in difficult listening situations.

We have also found that some manufacturers have a little better customer service and the ability to customize their products.

This allows our doctors to truly give our patients a personalized and tailored fit.

Currently, these devices are very impressive:

But, with new technology constantly emerging, we are committed to staying at the forefront of change to ensure we can deliver the best outcome for you and all our patients.

Does Your Lifestyle And Budget Impact Your Decision?

There are many things we consider when choosing the right hearing aids for you. Your lifestyle and the different environments where your devices will need to perform to their best play a huge role.

For example, if you spend your day in meeting rooms or at events with lots of background noise, then your devices would need to perform very differently from somebody that just needs a little help when speaking to their family or watching television.

We also consider:

  • General health
  • Lifestyle type
  • Patient history
  • Outer ear anatomy
  • Inner ear anatomy
  • Middle ear function
  • Inner ear performance and detection
  • Auditory nerve integrity
  • Ability to understand speech in noise
  • Tolerance to noise or uncomfortable listening levels
  • Communication with loved ones
  • Listening environments
  • Patient expectations
  • Overall desire to improve hearing health

We are also very mindful of each patient’s budget. With the different hearing devices and treatment plans available, you need to find an option that works for you.

Whether by utilizing payment plans, your insurance benefits, or exploring other options, we are experts at this as well.

How Do I Choose The Right Hearing Aids?

At this point in the article, I hope it’s clear that there is no “one-size-fits-all” device that is right for everyone. There are many factors that go into making the right decision.

Partnering with a team of hearing doctors is incredibly important, as you can allow the professionals that have cared for thousands of local people to ask the right questions.

We understand your unique circumstances and can make a recommendation with full confidence.

If you are based in Utah or Nevada and are looking for a trusted team of hearing doctors that can help you to choose the right next step for yourself or a loved one, then we would love to help.

The best place to start is by scheduling a comprehensive hearing assessment so that we can review your personal circumstances and provide you with a tailored solution to better hearing.

To schedule your appointment, then simply call:

Utah: (435) 688-8991

Nevada: (702) 896-0031

Or click here to “Request a Callback.”

Alternatively, if you have any questions and would like either a second opinion or a no-obligation conversation, then it’s our privilege to help.

We hope to hear from you soon.

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Dr. Richard Luekenga

Dr. Luekenga opened Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah in 2005. Since that time he has been dedicated to creating state-of-the-art facilities filled with the latest technology along with the most qualified and caring hearing healthcare team. He received his Doctor of Audiology from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His doctorate is supported by his B.A. at Utah State University, clinical fellowship at Bountiful Hearing Center and further clinical experience at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, IHC Hearing and Balance Center, The Kosair Children’s Hospital, Heuser Hearing Institute (Deaf Oral School), and Avada Hearing and Balance Center, to name a few. With this long list of experience, it is clear that Dr. Luekenga is very passionate about good hearing and is well-versed in the advances of hearing aid technology. He is equally as passionate about helping patients that feel off-balance, dizzy, lightheaded, or unsteady, and understands the need these patients have to get back on their feet! Additionally, he provides counseling and therapy for patients who experience tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in their ears).

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