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Purchasing hearing aids for a person of any age or lifestyle requires a significant amount of consideration. The "best" or "easist" or "most durable" hearing aid depends on the person's hearing acuity, communication needs, lifestyle, dexterity, vision, cognition, and preferences. Many patients, of all ages, like the option of rechargeable batteries for ease and environmental reasons. ZPowers offers retrofit options, along with Phonak and Siemens/Sivantos/Signia hearing aid manufacturers. Patients also like to choose their level of control over... Read more
I agree with Raji Parangad, MAud: having a supportive family plays a huge role in how successful the elderly are with their first set of hearing aids. The use and maintenance of hearing aids is not complicated, but it does take some practice and learning. Many elderly folks are able to be independent with hearing aids, but some will always need some support. The benefit of modern hearing aids is often enough to motivate patients to practice and become independent (although there are some factors, such as dexterity, vision, cognition, auditory... Read more