4 common questions: Hearing Amplifiers vs Hearing Aids
If you’ve recently begun to experience hearing difficulties and are looking for an effective and great value hearing amplifier, we understand that you might have some questions before going ahead and placing your order.
Here, we’re giving answers to the four most common hearing amplifier questions we receive to give you extra peace of mind and help you make an informed decision. Read on to solve any queries you might have before trying one of our Otofonix hearing amplifiers for yourself!
Do I need one or two hearing amplifiers?
Hearing amplifiers are a lot like a pair of lenses in glasses; they work better together! You’ll find that many changes in hearing often affect both ears, so two hearing amplifiers are ideal.
However, we also understand that you might want to try out a single device at first due to the cost. This is absolutely fine as one device will still deliver superior sound quality, but we recommend that you use it on your ear with better hearing. If this sounds strange, there is good reason! You will have better discrimination and benefit more from the amplification on your good ear.
Are Otofonix hearing amplifiers easy to set up?
The beauty of Otofonix hearing amplifiers is that they come fully pre-programmed with four settings for different environments, so there’s no stopping you getting started as soon as your new device arrives. With settings for regular listening, noisy settings, reducing high pitched noises and a power setting for watching TV, you’ll be enjoying superior sound in no time.
What’s the difference between a hearing aid and an Otofonix hearing amplifier?
Hearing aids provide the best level of care for those with hearing loss, but they can be expensive at around $4,000 for a custom device.
Hearing amplifiers, on the other hand, offer great sound quality at a fraction of the price, so if you’re watching your finances, a hearing amplifier can be a cost-effective alternative to a custom made hearing aid and can still significantly improve sound quality. Of course, you should always follow medical advice and inform your doctor if you continue to experience problems with hearing loss.
What do I do if I have a question about my Otofonix hearing device?
Our customer support team is on hand to answer any questions or queries you might have about your new hearing amplifier, either before or after you place your order.
All Otofonix hearing amplifiers come complete with easy to understand instructions and a comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty, but if you need help or advice at any stage, our friendly and professional team is ready and waiting to take your call or email.