What to Expect During Your Hearing Aid Fitting?
If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and have decided to get hearing aids, you may be wondering what to expect during your hearing aid fitting appointment. Here’s a breakdown of what typically happens during a hearing aid fitting appointment and what you can expect.
Discussion of your Hearing Needs and Lifestyle
Before your hearing aid fitting appointment, your hearing healthcare professional will likely ask you some questions about your hearing needs and lifestyle. This information will help them determine what type of hearing aid and features will be most suitable for your individual needs.
During the appointment, your hearing healthcare professional will examine your ears to ensure that there are no physical issues that may affect the fitting of the hearing aids. They may also perform a hearing test to determine the severity and type of hearing loss you have.
Hearing Aid Selection
Based on the information gathered during the discussion of your hearing needs and lifestyle and the results of your ear examination and hearing test, your hearing healthcare professional will recommend a hearing aid that is best suited for your needs. They will also discuss the different features and technologies available in the hearing aids.
Fitting of the Hearing Aid
Once you have selected a hearing aid, the next step is to have it fitted. Your hearing healthcare professional will adjust the hearing aid to fit your ear canal comfortably and securely. They will also adjust the volume and programming of the hearing aid to ensure that it is properly calibrated to your specific hearing loss.
Instruction and Education
After the fitting, your hearing healthcare professional will provide you with instruction and education on how to use and care for your new hearing aids. They will show you how to insert and remove them, how to adjust the volume and settings, and how to clean and maintain them.
Your hearing healthcare professional will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your hearing aids. They will also check your ears for any changes that may affect the fit and performance of your hearing aids.
A hearing aid fitting appointment is an important step in the process of managing your hearing loss. By working closely with your hearing healthcare professional at REM Audiology, you can ensure that your hearing aids are properly fitted and calibrated to your specific needs. This will allow you to enjoy improved hearing and a better quality of life.
If it’s time for a professional cleaning or if you have questions on your hearing device, our team at REM Audiology is here to help. Call us today on (888) 710-5734.