Hearing Aid Levels

Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss as well as their family, friends, and associates. Once corrected, patients with hearing loss can more effectively engage in conversations both professionally and socially. This greatly reduces the stresses a hearing loss causes. Research has shown that an untreated hearing impairment can result in withdrawal from social activities and cognitive decline. Use of a hearing aid also reduces the stress family and friends and coworkers experience.

Life is made up of social interaction, both big and small. Miscommunication leads to difficulties for the person experiencing hearing loss and those around them. Don’t let poor hearing cause you to miss out life’s many special moments. Explore how a digital hearing instrument can impact your life.

Hearing aids come in four general technology levels (Hearing Aid Levels): Premium, Advanced, Standard, and Basic. Selecting the proper hearing aid greatly depends on your lifestyle and, to a lesser degree, the actual loss. Are you active professionally and socially? What activities do you enjoy? Are you in challenging environments? We take this information along with evaluation results to guide you through the selection process to insure you get the hearing aid that best matches your needs and budget.

The hearing center at ENT Specialists will recommend the right level of hearing aid based on your hearing loss, listening environment and budget. Call us today to schedule your appointment.



Cynthia’s hearing loss is very modest, but she does enjoy going to the symphony, enjoys social engagements and is a professor at the University. A Premium Level hearing aid would be best suited for Cynthia.



Alice is a retired professional. During recent years her hearing loss has become a distraction to her and her family. She remains very active and enjoys playing with her grandchildren. An Advanced Level hearing aid is probably the best solution for Alice.



Jeremy is a stay at home dad, so he spends most of his time at home with the kids – but he does enjoys going out to the movies or to a football game on the weekends. For his level of activity and noise exposure, a Standard Level hearing aid would make the most sense.



Roy is an avid reader and enjoys a quiet, stay-at-home life. His hearing loss is not severe and his environment does not require sophisticated technology. He also has a limited income. We may recommend an Basic Level Hearing Aid for Roy.