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A Superior Hearing Specialist is the best person to give you all of the information you will need before purchasing your NuEar hearing aid, but here are some different things to think of before making your purchase.

Selecting the best hearing aid for you and your active lifestyle

What should you think about when buying hearing instruments? Here’s a list of seven factors a Superior Hearing Specialist wants you to consider. Your hearing instrument must be a good match for your loss characteristics, fit comfortably and be adjustable, either manually by you or automatically. Read through these factors and make some notes about your priorities so you can discuss them with your NuEar hearing professional.

What are the characteristics of your hearing loss?

The nature and severity of your hearing loss will play a large role in determining which hearing instruments are ultimately recommended to you. A Superior Hearing Specialist can help you understand your unique loss characteristics, and explain the technology that will best suit your active lifestyle.

What type of active lifestyle do you lead?

Consider your life, work and free-time activities. What are the things you do that are most affected by hearing loss? What, if any, are the things you’re not able to do because of a hearing loss? Thinking about these things will help you define your needs and set priorities. Your job may also be a factor. Superior Hearing is 100% committed to providing the best technology for your active lifestyle.

What level of technology do you require?

Sound quality is perhaps the most important consideration—after all, that’s why you’re considering purchasing a hearing aid. Not every technological advance benefits every hearing loss, and it’s safe to say that even basic hearing instruments can deliver appropriate sound quality. Consult Superior Hearing and we will help you assess the level of sophistication you need based on your particular needs and lifestyle.

How easy are they to wear and use?

The smallest hearing instruments are the most discreet, but they are, well, small. If your eyesight or dexterity aren’t what they used to be, size may be a consideration. A Superior Hearing Specialist is there to help you make the best choice.

How does a hearing instrument fit with your appearance?

NuEar hearing aids come in a variety of sizes, from tiny, completely-in-canal models, to models that fit behind your ear. It’s natural to be concerned about your appearance, but it’s good to remember that others will be far less aware of your instrument than you.

What physiological factors should you consider?

Physical factors can also influence your selection of a hearing instrument. The shape and size of the outer ear and ear canal can make it difficult for some people to wear particular styles. For example, if your canal is extremely narrow, in-the-canal instruments may not work for you. A Superior Hearing Specialist will help determine which hearing instrument options are appropriate for you.

Do you need a hearing instrument in one ear or two?

Two ears are better than one, because binaural, or two-ear hearing, is what helps us determine where sounds are coming from and distinguish between competing sounds more easily. If you have a hearing loss in only one ear, you may be fine with one hearing instrument. And, although age and noise-related hearing loss tend to affect both ears, your hearing profile for each ear is probably different. If there is a loss in both ears, you will benefit more with a binaural approach. In addition, some of the benefits of digital technology require two hearing instruments.


Today, about two-thirds of new purchasers decide they need dual hearing instruments. As a group, they report a higher level of satisfaction than people that chose a single instrument. To determine what’s best for you, discuss the pros and cons with a Superior Hearing Specialist.