Many people experience hearing loss. Hearing loss—whether mild, moderate, or severe—can cause communication problems at home, at work, and with friends. Hearing aids can be helpful for most types of hearing loss.  An audiological evaluation (hearing test) to evaluate your hearing and a discussion with your audiologist can help find the best hearing aid for you. Not every hearing aid will work for every person. You may need a hearing aid in one or both ears.

Not all hearing aids are the same. They come in different styles and sizes. A hearing aid may fit completely or partly in your ear canal, sit in the outer part of your ear, or rest behind your ear. Different features are available to improve your hearing with the hearing aid. Your audiologist will consider your specific needs and goals when helping you choose the right style and features for your situation.