The Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids is the world's only third-party source of hearing aid comparisons. The guide does not accept any advertising from any hearing aid manufacturers.
The 18th Annual Edition of The Consumer's Guide features over 500 hearing aids from 24 different manufacturers. It reports on all the major brands such as Beltone, Miracle Ear, Phonak, Siemens, Starkey, GN ReSound, Oticon, Unitron, Widex, and many more.
Find out "What are the best brands and how much do they cost?"
Each hearing aid is classified and placed into one of four categories: Entry Level Digital, Basic Digital, Advanced Digital, and Premium digital hearing aid.
The guide lists what styles each hearing instrument is available. It also gives all technical data for each hearing aid such as number of channels, bands, memories, etc.
You'll also learn The Six Most Important Questions to Ask About Digital Hearing Instruments, What to expect from hearing aids, Invisible Hearing Aid Comparisons, and seven reasons you hear better with two ears.
The 2013 Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids has all the 2013 models with feature comparisons. Did your hearing aid specialist make a recommendation for a particular type of hearing aid because it was the best hearing aid on the market? You can find out how the hearing aid your specialist's recommendation compares to other manufacturers.
The guide has a lot of technical information that is useful in making an apples to apples comparison of hearing aids. But it also categorizes each hearing aid in to one of four technology levels:
• Entry Level Digital
• Basic Digital
• Advanced Digital
• Premium Digital
You will be able to determine the technology level of your hearing aid at a glance.
The Consumers Guide to Hearing Aids will also indicate what styles of hearing aid a particular model is available. Such as:
• Completely-in-Canal (CIC)
• Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC)
• In-the-Canal (ITC)
• In-the-Ear (ITE)
• Behind-the-Ear (BTE)
• Mini BTE
• Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)
Which options are included on the hearing aid you need? Does it have any of the following?:
• Memories or Listening Environment Programs
• Bands and/or Channels
• Noise Management
• Feedback Management
• Feedback Cancellation
• Wireless Connectivity
• Remote Control
The Consumer's Guide to Hearing Aids also will give you hearing aid battery basics. What type of battery your hearing aid will need and battery life information.
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