• 1Hearing Loss
  • 2General Hearing
  • 3Music and audio streaming
  • 4Phone Calls
  • 5Device Preferences
  • 6Reliability
  • 7Other
  • 8Accessories
Please select all of the levels of hearing loss that you have. For example, if you have "mild to moderate" hearing loss, please check both the "mild" and "moderate" checkboxes.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

If you struggle to hear friends and family in quiet settings, and want to hear them better, this should be an important consideration.
If you struggle to hear friends and family in noisy settings, and want to hear them better, this should be an important consideration.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

If you struggle to hear music, and want to hear it better, this should be an important consideration.
A built-in hearing aid telecoil is required to pick up audio broadcasted by hearing loops. Hearing loops are often installed in auditoriums and other meeting places.
If you currently struggle to hear dialog on the TV, and want to hear it better, this should be an important consideration.
In some cases, an additional accessory may be required.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

Landline telephones are standard phones that plug into your wall at home. The handset may be wired or wireless.
Mobile phones are any phones that operate over a cellular network (away from home).
There are accessories available that can stream a caller's voice directly to your hearing aids. However, only some hearing aids are compatible with such accessories.
There are smartphone apps that can stream a caller's voice directly to your hearing aids. Solutions exist for iPhone, Android, and most new Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones.
Hands-free calls are possible with hearing aids, but in some case an additional accessory may be required.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

Some styles of hearing aids are more comfortable than others. If you are sensitive to objects in or around your ears, this should be an important consideration.
Please select all levels of technology that you are open to purchasing.
How important is keeping the hearing aid hidden from those around you?
Some hearing aids use rechargeable hearing aid batteries, and may be recharged at night for the next day's use. If you have poor manual dexterity or poor vision, it may be easier to manage rechargeable hearing aids as there's no need to replace batteries.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

Some hearing aids are more reliable than others. While a manufacturer warranty may cover necessary repairs, sometimes dealing with repairs can become burdensome.
If you spend a lot of time in wet or humid environments, or perspire heavily, water resistance should be an important consideration.
If you spend a lot of time in dusty environments, dust resistance should be an important consideration.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

Most modern hearing aids adjust the volume automatically based on your environment. How important is overriding this with manual controls?
Some hearing aids may be adjusted remotely. This means that your hearing provider may adjust your hearing aids from their office whilst you are at home. Consider this if your hearing provider is far away, or leaving the home is difficult for you.
Please select the primary device you'd like to use with your hearing aids.
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How important are the following when purchasing a hearing aid?

If you want to control your hearing aids via a smartwatch (Apple watchOS, Wear OS by Google, etc), this should be an important consideration.
You may give a remote microphone to a conversational partner, or place it near people you want to hear. This helps to improve the clarity of your conversational partner's voice (or other target voices) in noisy environments.
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