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Hearing Aid Fitting

ha-fitting.jpgOnce you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your audiologist will program them, based on a scientific prescription, to meet your hearing needs. The audiologist will explain how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. It is also a good idea to bring family members or close friends to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember the information that is given and be a support to you.

The goal of wearing hearing aids is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, and the sound you hear should be clear and pleasant. Small changes can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting if there are things that should be adjusted right away. The audiologist may do some testing to make sure the hearing aids are giving you enough sound where you need it.

You may be also be given a short survey or list of questions to answer. As you give detailed feedback to your audiologist she will work with you to create the best listening experience with your new hearing aids. Your hearing aid fitting is only a starting place; other changes to customize the hearing to your liking may need to take place over a few appointments, as you wear the hearing aids in more situations and adapt to all the new sounds you are hearing.

Attitude is one important key to success with hearing aids. Hearing aid studies have shown that people who have a positive attitude do better with hearing aids. If you, as well as your spouse or family, approach your hearing aid fitting with a positive outlook you will have a much better listening experience more quickly. Keep in mind that it may take time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with your audiologist, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.