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Before buying a hearing aid, find out from the audiologist if: 1.Could my hearing loss be treated by a senior health care physician? 2.Which design of the aid is best for me? 3.What is the total cost of a hearing aid? 4.How long is the warranty and can it be extended? 5.If repairs are needed, will a 'loaner' be available to me? 6.Who makes adjustments and minor repairs? 7.Are there special instructions and training I will need and be provided to me?