Consumer Reports Offers Tips On Buying A Hearing Aid

Buying A Hearing Aid

Buying a hearing aid for the first time can be a tough experience for many.  So many different hearing aid styles to choose from… In-the-ear, completely-in-the-ear, behind the ear… And the list goes on and on! There a number of new companies entering the hearing aid market (such as Costco and Embrace Hearing) that are providing more competition and innovation in this space.  This is good news for all!

Tips on buying a hearing aidAs we said, buying the right hearing aid is not easy.  Fortunately there are a number of resources to help guide you on your quest for better hearing.  Our goal here at The Senior List is to bring you information that matters to you and your family.  That said, we're pleased to be able to share a video from Consumer Reports that offers advice on choosing the proper hearing aid.  If you have other helpful hints that were successful for you, please pass them along.

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 Consumer Reports (video): Tips on buying a hearing aid

More About Buying a Hearing Aid:

Costco is challenging the current hearing aid market model

Cool videos of people hearing for the first time (with the help of a hearing device)

Embrace Hearing cuts out the middle man


  1. Just wondering if you were aware of the Captel phones that allow a hearing impaired person to read the conversation – like closed captions on TV. Sprint offers the service free of charge – you do have to buy a phone but this has been a life saver for me. Some states offer the phones free to lower income individuals through the DSHS office. You can also use the captioning service via your computer if you don’t have a phone. I have found so many people that were hard of hearing had never heard of this service.
    1. Yes Tiffyann, these look like great tools for the hearing impaired. We’d love to get our hands on one to try it out and/or review one. For those that don’t know what Tiffyann is talking about, here is a link to CapTel at Sprint and here is a link directly to CapTel

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