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Hearing Aid Technology Levels

Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss as well as their family, friends, and associates. Once corrected, patients with hearing loss can more effectively engage in conversations both professionally and socially. This can greatly reduce the stresses a hearing loss can cause. Research has shown that an untreated hearing impairment can result in withdrawal from social activities and cognitive decline. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): www.asha.org/Aud/Articles/Untreated-Hearing-Loss-in-Adults  Use of hearing aids also reduce the stress family and friends and coworkers experience.

Life is made up of social interactions, both big and small. Miscommunication leads to difficulties for the person experiencing hearing loss and those around them. Don’t let poor hearing cause you to miss out life’s many special moments. Explore how digital hearing instruments can impact your life.

Hearing aids come in four general technology levels: Premium, Advanced, Standard, and Basic. Selecting the proper hearing device greatly depends on your lifestyle and your hearing loss. Are you active professionally and socially? What activities do you enjoy? Are you in challenging listening environments? We take this information along with evaluation results to guide you through the selection process to insure you get the hearing aids that best matches your needs and budget.

Rocky Mountain Hearing & Balance will recommend the right level of hearing aid based on your hearing loss, listening environment and budget. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Cynthia

PREMIUM LEVEL HEARING AIDS

Cynthia’s hearing loss is very modest, but she does enjoy going to the symphony, enjoys social engagements, and is a professor at the university. Premium Level hearing aids would be best suited for Cynthia.


alice

ADVANCED LEVEL HEARING AIDS

Alice is a retired professional. During recent years her hearing loss has become a distraction to her and her family. She remains very active and enjoys playing with her grandchildren. Advanced Level hearing aids are likely the best solution for Alice.


Jeremy

STANDARD LEVEL HEARING AIDS

Jeremy is a stay at home dad, so he spends most of his time at home with the kids – but he does enjoys going out to the movies or to a football game on the weekends. For his level of activity and noise exposure, Standard Level hearing aids would make the most sense.


roy

BASIC LEVEL HEARING AIDS

Roy is an avid reader and enjoys a quiet, stay-at-home life. His hearing loss is not severe and his environment does not require sophisticated technology. He also has a limited income. We may recommend an Basic Level Hearing Aid for Roy.