The process of buying hearing aids was in the past a lot easier. There were only a few styles to select from and they all ultimately functioned the same way, which was to say not very well.

It wasn’t until digital technology was integrated into the design that hearing aids became viable solutions for the restoration of hearing. And with digital technology, a variety of features became available to handle a wide variety of listening scenarios. But with so many options, it can be complicated…


But complicated does not mean impossible, and the time invested is well worth the gains in hearing you can obtain. It’s also why it’s crucial to work with an experienced hearing specialist that can guide you through all of the important considerations.

At Hear For You they are professionals that believe every person, regardless of age, should benefit from the best hearing possible. Located on Altamont Ave, in Schenectady, NY.  Doctor Kent Collins is a licensed audiologist and has earned his Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Along with a knowledgeable and friendly staff they can help you with finding the right hearing aid for you.

Some considerations when purchasing hearing aids are;

Background noise minimization:

Background noise and feedback inhibition are featured in most digital hearing aid models, but you’ll want to confirm this with any model you’re considering.


Hearing aids come in many sizes and styles, ranging from behind-the-ear to entirely in the ear canal. You’ll want to balance cost, performance, ease-of-use, and aesthetics when making your decision on hearing aid styles. You’ll also want to work together with a hearing specialist on this one, as several factors should be considered, including the severity of your hearing loss.

Wireless Connections:

Did you just buy a new iPhone or smartphone?

If so, you may want to think about investing in compatible hearing aids that link up wirelessly to these products. That way, you can stream cell phone calls and music directly to your hearing aids for optimum sound quality.

Your smartphone can even become your hearing aid remote control, whereby you can discreetly adjust the volume and settings.


Are you ready to discover your ideal hearing aid? Come visit Hear For You this year at The Times Union Home Expo, they are located at booth 99A. See you there!

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Michele Conti



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