The majority of people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids. But choosing one perfectly suited to your needs can be a daunting task. PDX ENT in Portland Oregon is committed to providing the right hearing solution for you, based on your budget, lifestyle, and personal preferences. We offer a full line of digital hearing aids in Portland to serve your needs, and a staff of experts to help you with your selection.
An audiologist will assess the severity of your hearing loss first, measured in degrees ranging from normal (-10 to 15 dB) to profound (91+ dB). Frequency of your hearing loss is measured, as well. Those with conductive hearing loss will have trouble understanding low frequency sounds, while sensorineural hearing loss affects higher frequencies. You’ll need a hearing aid powerful enough to compensate for your degree of hearing loss while targeting the frequencies you have trouble picking up.
Your lifestyle needs are another important consideration. You may enjoy quiet, intimate gatherings with friends and family, or active, outdoor pursuits where background noise can prove distracting. Regardless of your activity level, there’s a hearing aid geared toward your specific needs.
Personal preference is an extremely important factor in deciding upon which type of hearing aid to choose. You’ll want a device that is comfortable to wear, easy to use, and appeals to your self-confidence. Today’s digital hearing aids are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles, ranging from miniature hearing aids placed deeply in the ear canals for virtual invisibility, to convenient and easy to access models worn behind the ear. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of each when making your decision, while also taking into account features and options such as directional microphones, digital noise reduction, and wireless connectivity.
We understand that everybody has a budget, and will help you choose a hearing aid that won’t cost more than you are willing to spend. Keep in mind that you are most likely to benefit from an hearing aids Portland you find comfortable and cosmetically appealing, one that delivers the sound quality you need. Our audiologists have years of experience in hearing aid dispensing, and are happy to work with you one on one to assist with your buying decision.