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. Our audiologist will explain how to use the hearing aids, how to put them in the ear and remove them, how to change batteries and how to care for and 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 of the hearing aid is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable. Changes can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting if there are things that you feel should be adjusted right away.
Your hearing aid fitting is only a starting point, so be honest 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 any programming changes that might better customize your hearing aids to your listening environments.
Hearing aid studies have 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.