How do I know if I need hearing aids?
Hearing loss, like your thumbprint, is very individualized and unique. There are several tests that can be run to test your hearing loss. Those tests serve as the foundation for the hearing aid recommendation you will receive from your Costco hearing aid dispenser.
Most hearing loss is the result of noise exposure or the natural process of aging. It can also sometimes be caused by illness, genetics or some medications, like chemotherapy.
Most hearing loss can also be effectively addressed with hearing aids. It is well worth getting your hearing tested at least once a year to make sure you are getting the help you need sooner rather than later.
Are you having trouble understanding conversations?
A QUICK SELF-EVALUATION
You often find yourself asking people to repeat themselves. Or you rely on someone close to you to repeat what others say. You may even get nervous when that person isn't around to help.
You often have trouble understanding the person at the other end of the phone. Answering the phone may be frustrating.
You find yourself participating less in conversations, even with family and friends.
You strain to study people's faces as they're talking so you can fill in the gaps by reading their expressions or lips.
You get irritated with people when you can't understand what they're saying. You may even feel depressed.
If you saw yourself, or someone you love in more than a couple of the examples above, it really may be time to admit there may be an issue and have a hearing test done to truly see what the concerns are.
What can I do if I think a loved one needs hearing aids but won't admit it?
Most hearing aid dispensing facilities encourage family members to be present for testing and fitting of hearing aids. That way, the hearing impaired person has other resources to help if they need more instruction on tasks, like inserting and removing their hearing aids, etc. Showing your support to your loved one by encouraging their regular use of their new hearing aids will help them to get the most from their new hearing aids.
If hearing aids are recommended, you can choose from the latest in technology and open-fit design, at the value you expect from Costco.
*Test to determine if your hearing loss may be helped by hearing aids.
How is my hearing tested?
What happens after the test?
What are my options?
What can I expect from my hearing aids?
Some hearing aids have features like special noise reduction circuitry, or multiple listening programs that can be adjusted to suit certain environments. If you have a very active lifestyle, you should be discussing that with your hearing aid professional so that they can take that into consideration when they make their recommendations for you.
How long will it take me to get used to wearing a hearing aid?
Will I be able to hear everything just like when I was 16?
What is the best kind of hearing aid?
There are several different styles of hearing aids everything from tiny completely in-the-canal models to behind the ear hearing aids. Each style has specific performance characteristics that will be taken into consideration when you receive a recommendation. The tiniest hearing aids are not the right choice for everyone, nor does everyone need the most powerful kind of hearing aid. If you have questions about which style is right for you, the Costco hearing aid staff can explain the pros and cons of each individual style.
The most important thing you can do to choose the right hearing aids is to work with someone you trust, who will work with you to make sure you are getting the most from your hearing aids.
For the Hearing Aid Center Near You
Click here to find the location near you. Call and make an appointment with one of our hearing aid staff for a no-obligation hearing test to determine if your hearing loss may be helped by hearing aids. Current wearers are invited to schedule a complimentary hearing aid checkup that includes a cleaning and a new battery.