The solution is as unique as you are.
There’s a short answer to this question: ears and hearing profiles are like fingerprints and snowflakes — no two are alike. Your unique hearing situation, which includes the topography of your ears, the degree of your hearing loss, the parts of your ear involved, the difference in hearing ability between your two ears, and other factors — these things will lead your hearing care professional to find the right solution for you.
There are a lot of solutions to choose from. If you’ve been investigating hearing instruments on the Internet, you’ve probably been looking at a bewildering array of shapes, sizes, even colors to choose from. That’s actually good news, because it means that chances are good you’ll be able to find an instrument that not only meets your medical need, but fits your budget and lifestyle as well.
Remember that your best bet is to work with a hearing care professional to understand and choose a hearing instrument that fits right and sounds right. Here’s a general overview of the different kinds of instruments out there and where they work best.