When you’re in the market for a hearing aid, it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. You should take time, explore your options and consider these five tips.


1. Get a checkup
When you visit our office in Bradenton, Florida, our staff will examine you to rule out simple causes of hearing loss, such as earwax or an infection. Once the basic factors are eliminated, we will evaluate your hearing and tell you which type of hearing loss you have.

2. Ask about a trial period
It may take you a while to get used to the device and decide if it's right for you. It’s okay to ask to "test drive" the hearing aids recommended for you. We offer device trials to make sure you’re confident with your decision. 

3. Pinpoint your priorities
Knowing your priorities will help us determine which style and technology are best for you. It’s important to talk with our audiologists about your needs and expectations, as the features of each device will vary.

4. Think about your future needs
Ask whether the hearing aid you've chosen is capable of increased power so it will still be useful if your hearing loss gets worse.

5.Plan for the expense
The cost of hearing aids varies and some private insurance policies don’t cover it. Devices have a very wide price range and the features you want may be an additional cost. It’s important to weigh the expense against your personal benefit before you make your purchase.

Purchasing a hearing aid doesn’t need to be a difficult process. For additional help, or to schedule your consultation appointment, contact us at Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida.