Hearing Aid Fitting
Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, our audiologist will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs. You will receive counseling on the care and use of your new hearing instruments, including how to insert and remove, how to change or recharge the batteries, and how to clean. It may also be helpful to bring a family member or friend so you can experience a familiar voice during your first experience with your new hearing aids.
When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different reactions to the sounds you hear. This is normal and to be expected. The goal is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable. Adjustments will be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting and/or during follow-up appointments based on your input and experiences.
Your hearing aid fitting is a starting point; be open about what you hear so that our audiologist can work with you to create the best listening experience with your new hearing aids. As you wear the hearing aids in more situations and adapt to all the new sounds you are hearing, follow-up appointments are important to allow for adjustments to customize for your personal listening needs.
Research has shown that adjustment to hearing aids is a process and people get better results if they are motivated and have support from their family. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with our audiologist, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.