Hearing Aid Myth (3 of 5)

Q.  Aren’t hearing aids uncomfortable and make lots of squealing noises that other people can hear?

A.  It sounds like you are concerned about how hearing aids feel and sound – which are good concerns.  When hearing aids are not fit properly, they can be uncomfortable, and they can create feedback sounds like squealing.  The lack of comfort and the presence of unwanted squeals is highly likely when a device is purchased online, though a magazine ad, or a TV ad.

  When you go to a proper hearing aid center or hearing doctor’s office, you will receive a level of personalized care and service that is not available through the internet or an advertisement.  Hearing professionals will ensure the hearing aids you use are comfortable and provide you with more clarity and understanding, not squeals.

  Granted, not all hearing offices are made equal.  Call around.  Read some reviews.  Ask a friend. You do not need to purchase hearing aids at the first hearing center you visit.  Some patients shop around.  Others feel a connection and sense of trust as soon as they walk in the door. 

  Arrange a hearing test and a hearing aid demonstration.  Find out how they feel and sound for yourself.

  Call us at the Better Hearing Center of Austin at 512-282-4327 for a thorough, well explained ear check-up and hearing exam.  You can listen to new hearing aids at your appointment.  We provide 4-week hearing aid trials with follow-up appointments to fully try out hearing aids before a final purchase.