What You Really Need to Know to Hear Your Best

PSAPs Vs. Hearing Aids

The Big Difference Between These Little Guys

When first starting your better-hearing journey, you probably turned to the internet for help, guidance, and advice. What you got was most likely an overwhelming amount of information and options. You’ve found your way to us, your partner in hearing care, but we still want to address the increasing amount of information out there about “cheaper,” “quicker” hearing solutions like personal sound-amplification products (PSAPs).

Consider this:

  • Alone a hearing device is simply a piece of technology, but in the hands of an expert, it can be your key to a better way of life.
  • Research on consumers indicates that nearly two-thirds of all hearing aids are improperly fit and programmed, leading to frustration and discarded hearing aids. Having a team of professionals on hand to ensure your hearing aids are fit properly is essential to your hearing success.

Amplification Devices and Hearing Aids Are Not One and the Same

PSAPs only amplify sound; they don’t help your brain process it. Amplifiers were created for recreational activities, increasing overall volume rather than adapting to your environment the way hearing aids do.

If you have a true hearing loss, buying this technology will provide a temporary solution that can leave you frustrated, dissatisfied, and in the hole anywhere from $150 to $400. The same money could have been put toward a solution that focuses on a long-term treatment partnership with support from professionals — like us!

Why Hearing Aids Are a Better Solution

  • A blanket amplification across all frequencies often ends up damaging healthy hair cells rather than amplifying the individual tones needed (at the proper volume levels, no less).
  • Being fit with hearing aids by a certified professional has been proven to lead to better hearing health outcomes for patients versus PSAPs and other direct-to-consumer hearing aid options.
  • A hearing care provider specializes in finding, identifying, treating, and monitoring auditory disorders. Their schooling and training focus specifically on hearing impairments and balance problems.
  • With knowledge of a patient’s most common activities, environment, and preferences, providers can fine-tune the technology to the most effective settings to help provide better hearing.

Still have questions about what’s right for you or a loved one? Contact us today and receive a free hearing consultation.
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