Choosing a Hearing Aid
If you are considering a hearing aid, there are many options to choose from. To find the best aid for you, begin with a visit to a Thousand Oaks or Simi Valley audiologist who will assess your hearing, help you select a hearing aid based on your needs, and fit you for your aid.
If you are selecting your first hearing aid, most states have a trial period that will give you time to get used to wearing one and help you find the right one for you. California’s trial period is currently 45 days with a total refund of the purchase price. At Decibel Hearing Services in Thousand Oaks or Simi Valley for hearing aids we offer a 60 day trial period.
Since hearing abilities can change, you will also want to check if a hearing aid will accommodate your future hearing needs. Also beware of misleading claims. Hearing aids cannot restore normal hearing nor eliminate all background noise. You should also make sure that your hearing aid includes a warranty that will covers parts and labor for repairs for a specified period.
The purchase cost for one hearing aid varies widely from $1500 to as much as $3000. You should plan for the expense and any additions such as professional fees, remote controls or accessories. Some insurance policies cover part or all of the cost. Discuss your needs and expectations with your Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks audiologist when choosing a hearing aid.