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How do I find the Best Hearing Aids?

Finding the best hearing aids for your individual needs can be complicated. At Embrace Hearing, we are committed to selling the best hearing aids available to our customers.  Our hearing aids deliver industry leading sound clarity at affordable prices. To do this, we are honest and upfront about the features and benefits of our aids while putting an emphasis on product quality and service.  Not every hearing aid company does this – and performance details are obscured behind marketing rhetoric and empty promises unless you insist on getting the details on each hearing aid’s features. Often, the best hearing aids’ cost is not reflective of its technology and sound clarity. You need to know what to look for.

Start by asking these three simple questions to all the hearing aid providers you are considering:

Will these Hearing Aids be custom programmed to my hearing test by an Audiologist?

      • The best quality hearing aids will be programmed to meet each patients specific hearing deficits by an Audiologist (A licensed hearing health care professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Audiologists have completed a doctor of audiology degree and have extensive training in the science of sound reproduction, which is critical to the accurate fitting and adjustment of hearing aids). Some “budget” providers will use inexperienced, Hearing Instrument Specialists instead of highly qualified Audiologists.

      • If you are not asked for a hearing test, you will not be receiving custom programmed hearing aids.

      • Don’t fall for “self-programmed aids”. These aids come with a few basic hearing loss programs in the hope that one will meet a patient’s needs, often by making conversation louder, but not clearer. 

    What technology do the best hearing aids have to maximize sound clarity?

      • The best hearing aids will have 20-24 programmable bands which will allow the Audiologist to accurately program the software to optimally boost the sound frequencies that each individual is not hearing properly without making all frequencies louder – this is what provides the best sound clarity to each patient.

      • Hearing aids with 20-24 bands should also automatically adjust to multiple sound environments (7 is what you should expect) allowing users to move seamlessly from quiet places to loud noisy rooms.

      • The best hearing aids use sophisticated software and dual microphones to provide sound directionality. These features allow sound focus on the active speaker while actively working to reduce background noise.

    We can you expect in terms of Warranty, convenience features and Customer Support?

        • High quality hearing aid manufacturers and retailers will offer a three year comprehensive warranty included in the price of the hearing aids.

        • Ask detailed questions about what you can expect in terms of support after you purchase. Make sure you can speak with an Audiologist any day of the week and check to see if you will need an appointment, as these can take several days or weeks with some retailers.

        • Many of today’s best hearing aids come with Bluetooth, remote programming capability and rechargeable batteries options. Some are virtually invisible. Bluetooth features will work with the Apple devices but may not work with Android phones.

      Think about what will work best for your lifestyle – but make sure you invest in sound clarity and comfort before the “bells and whistles”.


      Wondering how Embrace Hearing stacks up? 

      Our X-950 and our invisible C-940 models are among the best hearing aids available anywhere.  Both models have 20 programmable bands that our Audiologists program specifically to your hearing test. Our aids adjust automatically to 7 sound environments and perform exceptionally well in noisy restaurants and rooms.  Programming and customer support is provided by experienced Audiologists who are available 7 days a week. 

      Finding it hard to Compare Different Hearing Aid Models?  

      We have done the work for you!  Use Our Hearing Aid Cost/Feature Comparison Tool.

      Did you know only 5 companies make almost all of the hearing aids sold by all of the Audiologists world-wide?

      Read more about who makes hearing aids and What Makes a Better Hearing Aid?

       

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      The X-Series Models

      Vs
      • Compare to:

      • Our price per ear/pair:

      • ? This is the number of frequency bands we use to program your hearing aids to the results of your hearing test. The hearing aid then uses these bands to re-build sound to meet the needs of your hearing loss. The greater the number of bands, the better the sound quality delivered to you.
        Programable bands/channels

      • ? Our comprehensive warranty covers any manufacturer defects including free replacement of rechargeable batteries and receivers as well as half price one-time loss and irreparable damage replacement. In addition, during the warranty, there is no charge for reprogramming or adjustments.
        Warranty (and Loss Insurance)

      • ? Connects directly to your smartphone (or other Android or Apple device). Two way streaming enables completely hands free calls. Add our TV Connector for direct streaming from your TV so you can adjust your TV volume without affecting the sound for others.
        Bluetooth for completeley hands-free calls

      • ? Although the software on these hearings makes adjustments seldom necessary, it is possible to change the volume and some manual settings using either the free smartphone App or the buttons on the aids. An optional hand held remote is also available.
        Volume and Program Control

      • ? We offer a choice of disposable 312 battery or lithium ion rechargeable battery on some models. The rechargeable battery will perform for up to 24 hours after a 3 hour charge. The disposable batteries will last 3-7 days depending on hours of use, level of hearing loss and amount of Bluetooth streaming. A year’s supply of size 312 batteries currently costs about $30/year/aid.
        Power Source

      • ? The hearing aid's software automatically identifies and adjusts to changes in your sound environment (e.g. From a quiet car to a noisy restaurant) so no manual adjustments are needed.
        Automatically adjusts to your environment

      • ? This is the best technology for group situations. It provides optimal speech understanding from all directions by dynamically scanning your environment to focus on the active speaker in your immediate vicinity.
        LiveSpeechFocus

      • ? While most people find that the restoration of high frequency hearing through the use of properly programmed hearing aids significantly improves tinnitus symptoms, there is more we can do. All of our hearing aids come with a tinnitus management program. This is not a cure but it can further help alleviate tinnitus symptoms through the use of a self-adjustable 'white noise' sound in the background.
        Tinnitus Manager Program

      • ? BiCROS hearing aid progamming is for people who have unaidable hearing loss in one ear but have some level of hearing in the other. You would wear hearing aids on both ears. We program them so a microphone picks up sounds from the weak ear and transmits them to wirelessly to the ear with better hearing.
        BiCROS programming

      • ? REMOTE PROGRAMMING - With the X-550 and X-950 models, we can make adjustments to you hearing aids remotely. You would explain the issue to our Audiologists and the new program would be uploaded to your hearing aids automatically (via Bluetooth).
        Remote Programming

      • ? TELECOIL - The telecoil is also known as a T-coil, or T-switch. When activated, the telecoil permits the transmission of sound from a "Hearing Loop" sometimes found in public spaces and theaters. If you require this feature, please call us for details at (888) 929-9555.
        Telecoil

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      The C-Series Models

      Vs
      • Compare to:

      • Our price per ear/pair:

      • ? This is the number of frequency bands we use to program your hearing aids to the results of your hearing test. The hearing aid then uses these bands to re-build sound to meet the needs of your hearing loss. The greater the number of bands, the more natural the sound and the better the performance in more challenging situations, like restaurants.
        Programable bands/channels

      • ? Our comprehensive warranty covers any manufacturer defects including free replacement of rechargeable batteries and receivers as well as half price one-time loss and irreparable damage replacement. In addition, during the warranty, there is no charge for reprogramming or adjustments.
        Warranty (and Loss Insurance)

      • ? Although the software on these hearings makes adjustments seldom necessary, it is possible to change the volume and some manual settings using the Android/Apple smartphone App or optional hand held remote.
        Volume and Program Control

      • ? The disposable size 10 batteries on these hearing aids will last about 4-6 days depending on hours of use and level of hearing loss. A year’s supply of size 10 batteries currently costs about $30/year/aid.
        Power Source

      • ? The hearing aid's software automatically identifies and adjusts to changes in your sound environment (e.g. From a quiet car to a noisy restaurant) so no manual adjustments are needed.
        Automatically adjusts to your environment

      • ? This is the best technology for group situations. It provides optimal speech understanding from all directions by dynamically scanning your environment to focus on the active speaker in your immediate vicinity.
        LiveSpeechFocus

      • ? While most people find that the restoration of high frequency hearing through the use of properly programmed hearing aids significantly improves tinnitus symptoms, there is more we can do. All of our hearing aids come with a tinnitus management program. This is not a cure but it can further help alleviate tinnitus symptoms through the use of a self-adjustable 'white noise' sound in the background.
        Tinnitus Manager Program

      • ? BiCROS hearing aids are designed for people who have unaidable hearing loss in one ear but have some level of hearing in the other. You would wear hearing aids on both ears. A microphone picks up sounds from the weak ear and transmits it to wirelessly to the ear with better hearing
        BiCROS programming

      • ? With the C-540 and C-940 models, we can make adjustments to you hearing aids remotely. You would explain the issue to our Audiologists and the new program would be uploaded to your hearing aids automatically.
        Remote programming and adjustments

      • Telecoil

      • Colors

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