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Buying hearing aids is similar to buying a car. Every car can get you from point A to point B, but factors like cost, ride quality, interior features, and appearance are important to consider. If you need to test drive the vehicle, that’s no problem. A car is a significant purchase, and you want to make sure you’re making the right choice.

The same process applies when looking for hearing aids. Hearing Group understands this. We aim to be as helpful as possible, making the process easier for our clients. Here, we share tips and guidelines to help you choose the best hearing aid for your needs.

Find the best hearing solutions at Hearing Group. Try our hearing aids before you buy with our free hearing aid test drive. Trying before you buy is the best way to ensure the hearing aids are right for you.

How to Choose a Hearing Aid

Understanding your lifestyle absolutely matters when it comes to choosing the right technology for you.  This is one of the biggest mistakes most people make when it comes to choosing a hearing aid.

Check out our video on what you should consider and how to choose the right technology that will help you in the different environments you are most commonly in.

Our advice is only to buy the technology you need.  It’s as simple as that!

The best way to purchase a hearing instrument is to match the technology with your lifestyle!

Another tool that is unique to Hearing Group is the Lifestyle Guide. Hearing Group developed this guide to determine exactly what technology is best suited for the lifestyle you live. Do you stay in quiet environments and have mostly one-on-one conversations with friends and family? This is a lifestyle that may be well suited for a lower level of technology.

Are you always on the go, eating out with friends and family often, going to meetings and spending time in groups like church or concerts? This is a more active lifestyle that may require a higher level of technology. The Lifestyle Guide is an awesome tool that HG created to take the guessing out of getting you into a technology level that will meet your lifestyle needs.


This hearing instrument technology was designed for individuals who lead quiet lifestyles and whose listening environments include limited background noise.

  • Limited religious services
  • Minimal music
  • Some television
  • At home activities
  • Regular one on one visits
  • Quiet shopping trips or errands


This hearing instrument technology was designed for individuals who lead less quiet lifestyles but whose listening environments include more occasional background noise.

  • Regular religious services
  • Limited music
  • Regular television
  • At home activities
  • Regular one on one visits
  • Quiet shopping trips or errands



This technology was designed for individuals who lead casual lifestyles and whose listening environments include moderate background noise.

  • Family gatherings

  • Car noise- mild

  • Weekly church services

  • Regular conversations

  • Frequent television

  • Quiet restaurant dining

  • Small meetings

  • Some outdoor wind

  • Shopping


These hearing instruments are designed for individuals who lead active lifestyles and whose listening environments include frequent background noise.

  • Noisy restaurants

  • Concerts & theater

  • Sporting events

  • Outdoor activities

  • Car noise

  • Demanding work environments

  • Group participation

  • Family gatherings or parties

  • Church activities

Types of Hearing Aids

CIC Hearing Aid
Canal Hearing Aid
Full Shell Hearing Aid
BTE Hearing Aid
Slim Tube Hearing Aid

As you browse our website, you will find information on the basic types of hearing aids – how they fit, how they look in your ear, etc. Our Hearing Group Team has also put together several hearing aid reviews for you to watch. Each review shares basic information about a particular hearing aid – the brand, style, and features.

The level of technology is another hearing aid factor that is important to understand. When you choose a hearing aid, say the Discover Moxi model, you will also choose a technology level. The Discover Moxi’s comes in a level 3, 5, 7, or 9. Each level up in technology offers you more features – more automatic programs, better sound quality, etc.

Before you decide on the hearing aid you would like, you need to learn more about your hearing health. Get in touch with Hearing Group and talk to our hearing specialists for all the hearing advice you could need.

Hearing Test Results

Typically, you buy hearing devices because you feel you have hearing loss and are looking for hearing help. This is where the hearing exam can help more than you might think.

Your test results can show just how much hearing help you need. People often say they want the cheapest hearing aids we have. But it is essential to understand that your hearing loss may have progressed to the point that a lower-end aid will not provide the kind of help your loss requires. Purchasing unsuitable technology results in hearing aids you are not happy with because they don’t offer the amount of amplification you need.

Book your hearing test at one of Hearing Group’s nine stores throughout Kansas and Oklahoma, and let our local hearing specialists help you find the right type of hearing aids for you.

Buying Hearing Aids Online?

Shopping online is a quickly growing concept. You can truly buy anything online! While this is such an easy way to purchase just about anything you could ever need, it can bring about some real concerns. Understanding the pros and cons of online hearing aid purchasing is key, and we are here to educate you!.