Hearing Aid Fittings
Hearing Aid Fittings
After you have had your hearing evaluation and chosen the right hearing aids for you, your hearing professional will provide a hearing aid fitting based on your prescription to meet your specific hearing needs.
Your hearing professional will explain how to use the devices as well as how to put them in the ear, how to remove them, how to change or charge your batteries, and how to properly care for and clean the devices.
This appointment will generally take at least one hour, so make sure you schedule enough time in your day to accommodate it. It is also a good idea to bring a family member or close friend to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember all the information that is given and be there to support you. Don’t be afraid to ask for written instructions, which can help you better retain the information and can easily be referred to from the comfort of your home.
Understanding your Hearing Aids
When you put your hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different emotions about 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, but 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 you feel should be adjusted right away. The hearing professional should do additional testing to make sure that the hearing aids are giving you enough sound where you need it. Remember to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have with your professional.
Fitting Your Hearing Aids
Your hearing professional may provide you with a short survey or list of questions to answer about your hearing. Be honest about what you hear so that the hearing professional can 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. Everything Hearing’s virtual care may be an option for you to consider to make follow-up a convenient and simple solution for your daily needs!
Hearing Aid Leasing
At Everything Hearing, we have developed a leasing program designed for those seeking an affordable alternative to the standard of spending $5-7k on hearing aids every 3-5 years. One of the major perks of our leasing program is that we make hearing aids worry-free, with maintenance and annual checks built in.
Adjusting to Life with Hearing Aids
Your attitude is an important key to success with the use of 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 and often more quickly than if you have reservations about the devices.
Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with your hearing professional, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids!
To find out more, contact us with questions. We’re available from 9 to 5 most weekdays.