What to Consider

We will help you consider the features you need for your hearing loss, and weigh this against the investment you would like to make.

All of the hearing aid brands have a wide range of physical styles, colours, and models. Here is a list of things to consider when choosing the best option for you.

We can make adjustments if necessary, and ensure you consider what is required to make a well informed choice. We also offer a trial period is to ensure that you feel comfortable with your hearing aids.

Consider Cost

Your audiologist will recommend the most suitable hearing aid for your requirements. They will explain the reasons why, but the investment you make is completely up to you.

We strongly recommend that you get a comparative quote from us so you can consider your options feeling you have made an informed choice. You may be surprised at what we can offer – and often at a more affordable price.

Consider Batteries Consumption

  • Size 13 batteries are generally for larger hearing aids and can last between 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Size 312 battery is the most common and generally lasts 10 days.
  • Size 10 battery is in the very smallest aids and generally lasts 3 to 5 days.

Our batteries are $8 per packet, which is more reasonably priced than most supermarkets or chemists. You can purchase our batteries at the front desk in the Tauranga Audiology clinic at Promed House.

Rechargeable batteries are also an option, these do require recharging every night.

Consider Reliability

Your audiologist will consider your specific needs to ensure the option chosen is reliable.

All of our hearing aids come from high quality reliable manufacturers and have an international manufacturers warranty.

Consider Dexterity

Larger aids and custom made earmoulds can be easier to manage. Thin tube or RITE/RIC (earphone in the ear) aids look better cosmetically but some people have trouble getting them in the ear or wax may be a problem. If you have dexterity concerns, please speak to your audiologist.

Consider Acoustics and Hearing Loss

For milder hearing losses discrete hearing aids behind the ear generally work best because they do not block normal hearing.

Everyone wants “tiny invisible hearing aids” but they may block the ears too much, have fewer features, and have very small batteries. We have all options and can advise.

Consider Connectivity

Hearing aids are compatible with remotes and Bluetooth system. If you value technology, consider user friendly remotes can be used to change the volume and program setting of your hearing aids. With Bluetooth systems you can link a wide variety of audio devices, e.g. mobile phones, telephones and televisions, to your hearing instruments.