Wearing a hearing aid for the first time

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Hearing aids for the first time

Getting your first hearing aid is an important moment, because a person begins to hear again and regains control of their life. This is why, at the first sign of hearing loss, it's crucial to take action and undergo a hearing test. Today, thanks to increasingly advanced technological solutions, it is easy to find the solution that best suits your needs. Get in touch with your local Amplifon clinic to get a free no obligation hearing test.

Common questions about hearing aids

When selecting your first hearing aid, there are several important factors to consider. The first is the type and severity of your hearing loss. Next, you should take into account the device's shape and technology, as hearing aids can be tailored to your specific needs. Let's explore the key questions to discuss with your audiologist.

How do hearing aids work?

Hearing aids are electronic devices that improve your hearing. But how do they work? These devices amplify sound vibrations to match your hearing level. This is made possible by three key components in the hearing aid: the microphone, which captures and converts sound into a digital signal; the amplifier, which boosts the volume, and the receiver, which plays the enhanced sound into your ear.

Do I need two hearing aids?

The decision to wear one or two hearing aids depends on the type of hearing loss. For unilateral hearing loss (hearing loss in one ear), a single hearing aid may suffice. For bilateral hearing loss (hearing loss in both ears), wearing two hearing aids is recommended for better hearing quality.

Which hearing aids are the best for me?

Hearing aids come in various shapes, sizes, and technologies. Choosing the right hearing aid depends on several factors, primarily the type and severity of your hearing loss. Your individual needs and preferences, such as work-related demands, aesthetic preferences, daily routines, and budget constraints, also play a crucial role in this decision.

Whatever your needs may be, Amplifon and its team of experts are here to help you find the ideal hearing aid.

Which are the different styles available?

Hearing aids come in three different styles:

  • In-the-ear (ITE): In these devices, the receiver is positioned completely inside the ear canal, offering comfort and discretion.
  • Receiver-in-canal (RIC): This type of device is slim and elegant and adapts to every ear canal, combining efficiency and aesthetics.
  • Behind-the-ear (BTE): These devices sit behind the ear and use a transparent tube connected to an earpiece to deliver sound into the ear canal. They are known for their practicality and power.

Is there a trial period?

Testing out a hearing aid is crucial to getting used to the device and experiencing its benefits. Amplifon, for instance, offers a 14-day free trial of their hearing aids. This allows you to wear it at home, work, during leisure activities, in noisy environments, and in all the situations that make up your daily life.

Will a hearing aid restore my hearing to normal?

Using a hearing aid can help individuals with hearing impairment or sensorineural deafness partially regain their hearing. The extent to which hearing is restored depends on the underlying cause, such as issues with the cochlea, which can be damaged due to disease, injury, or age-related hearing loss.

How long will my hearing aid last?

Understanding the lifespan of a hearing aid is an important consideration when selecting one. Typically, hearing aids can last between 3 to 5 years. Proper maintenance not only ensures their longevity but also guarantees their optimal performance.

How long do hearing aid batteries last?

Another factor to consider is the lifespan of hearing aid batteries. Battery life varies from 4 to 25 days, depending on the battery type, hearing aid model, and usage frequency. Additionally, modern rechargeable hearing aids offer up to 30 hours of autonomy, and a quick charge of less than 3 hours is all you need.

How long does it take to get used to a hearing aid?

Getting used to hearing aids typically takes a few weeks for the ear and brain to reacquaint themselves with auditory stimuli. Initially, you might experience some discomfort, but these sensations are only temporary. Once you've passed the initial stages, you'll notice a significant improvement in your quality of life. Wearing the device throughout the day is essential to help your ear clearly distinguish sounds once again. 

Why choose Amplifon?

By choosing Amplifon as your hearing care provider, you’re choosing to be cared and looked after by qualified and experienced Audiologists who can help change the way you listen to the world around you.

Common questions about payment options

The cost of a hearing aid can vary based on the model you choose. Amplifon offers hearing aids in various price ranges to accommodate your specific needs.

Additionally, they provide a selection of payment methods, making it easier for you to hear everything without worrying about the financial aspect. Here are some frequently asked questions about payment options.

How much do hearing aids cost?

Hearing aid prices vary significantly. Amplifon offers high-quality solutions for various price ranges. The cost of the devices depends on factors such as:

  • Noise reduction capabilities.
  • Compatibility with other devices.
  • Sound reception quality.
  • Rechargeability capabilities.
  • Environmental detection capabilties.

What financing options are available?

Amplifon offers customised hearing aids, entirely tailored to your budget. You have the option to purchase a device with convenient monthly installments, which can extend up to 60 months. Alternatively, you can request financing, simply visit one of the our Amplifon centres and speak to a member of our team.

What additional services does this price include?

Amplifon's hearing aid cost includes a range of services, such as:

  • Free adjustments, inspections, and cleanings.
  • Periodic hearing tests at no charge.
  • Initial supply of batteries and cleaning products, free of charge.

Are my hearing aids covered by insurance?

Yes, hearing aids can be insured. Given their importance, insuring hearing aids can protect your device against potential damage, theft, and loss. Amplifon's advanced hearing aids, known for their nearly invisible design and excellent sound quality, are particularly valuable and should be protected with insurance to prevent any inconvenient situations.

Insurance coverage can include:

  • Annual maintenance and free repairs.
  • Warranty extension.
  • A replacement device, in case of repairs.
  • A new device, in case of theft or loss.
  • Discounts on accessories.

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Common questions about services

Amplifon offers an extensive range of post-purchase services, including but not limited to, maintenance and adjustments to ensure your device functions correctly. Let's explore the services available to you.

What after-sales services am I entitled to?

Amplifon offers a range of post-purchase services to its customers, including:

  • Inspection, adjustment and cleaning of the devices

We provide free assistance for the periodic inspection, adjustment, and cleaning of your hearing aids, ensuring their proper functioning.

  • Amplifon App

The Amplifon App allows you to quickly and easily adjust some functions of your hearing aids directly from your smartphone.

In addition to these services, Amplifon after-sales services offer:

  • A practical and resistant case for storing your hearing aids.
  • A free battery charger or a spare set of batteries.
  • A welcome kit with hearing aid cleaning products.
  • A sanitisation and dehumidification kit with a UV lamp, along with a free hot air treatment every 12 months.

Can I extend the warranty?

Hearing aid warranties typically last for two years, after which free repairs for any damage are no longer available. However, with insurance, you can extend the warranty on your hearing aids and continue to receive free repairs.
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Common questions about hearing aid maintenance

Regular maintenance is vital to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your hearing aids. Taking daily care of your hearing aid is essential. Let's explore the best practices for a proper cleaning routine.

What are the steps for proper hearing aid maintenance?

Proper hearing aid maintenance involves a series of essential tasks, such as:

  • Protecting the appliance from dirt, heat and humidity.
  • Storing the device in its case overnight.
  • Replacing batteries, domes and filters.
  • Removing earwax from the hearing aid.
  • Scheduling professional cleanings.
  • Periodic checks of your hearing and hearing aids.

How often should the hearing aid be cleaned? how to do it?

At Amplifon, we offer products tailored for the proper maintenance of your hearing aids , ensuring clear hearing. In particular, we provide a convenient and comprehensive cleaning kit for hearing aids, which includes spray, cleaning wipes, and dehumidifying tablets. With these products, you can easily keep your devices clean and ensure their daily functionality.

If the device does not work, falls off, or gets wet can it be repaired?

Amplifon also offers a hearing aid repair service. If your hearing aid has stopped working, before contacting our assistance, there are some checks you can carry out, such as:

  • Make sure the battery is inserted correctly.
  • Replace hearing aid batteries.
  • Check that the hearing aid is turned on.
  • Check for any twists in the sound tube, in the case of a BTE hearing aid.
  • Check if the snail is blocked by wax or liquid.
  • For hearing aids with different programs: check whether the correct program is set.

If your appliance continues and does not work, contact one of the Amplifon assistance centers. Our experts are available to take care of your device and your hearing.

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