The degree of hearing loss can determine the style of hearing aid recommended. Today’s products, however, are very small and can accommodate even the greater hearing losses. Your Doctor of Audiology will make the appropriate recommendation.
It is important to consider your acitivities and lifestyle demands in choosing the level of technology. If you are socially active and find yourself in many environments with background noise, you may want to consider a more sophisticated level of technology that will help in speech in noise separation. Consider your life, work, free-time activities. What are the things you do that are most affected by hearing loss? What are the things, if any, that you’re not able to do because of a hearing loss? Define your needs and set priorities. Your job may also be a factor. If you work outdoors in the elements or travel frequently and are concerned about a hearing aid’s durability, you may want to consider a back-up aid.