How to Choose a Hearing Aid


What is a hearing aid? A hearing aid is a small electronic device placed behind or in your ear to help you hear better. It contains a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. You may need a hearing aid in each ear.

How do I choose a hearing aid? Your caregiver will help you choose the right hearing aid for your needs. The type that is best for you may depend on the type of hearing loss you have.

How do I care for my hearing aid?

What else can I do to hear better?

When should I contact my caregiver?


You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your caregivers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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