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Hearing Aid Fitting

What to Expect at Your Hearing Aid Fitting

After you have selected hearing aids, they will need to be customized to meet your needs. During a hearing aid fitting your provider will program your devices based on your prescription and demonstrate how they work. They will also take time to fit your devices to your unique ear shape. This session usually takes about an hour, so be sure to plan accordingly.

During the walkthrough, you’ll learn:

  • How to insert and remove the hearing aids from your ears.
  • How to change and charge the batteries.
  • How to clean and maintain your devices. 

Your provider will cover a lot of information at this appointment, so we recommend bringing a family member or close friend along for support. If written instructions would be helpful, your provider will be more than happy to supply them. 

Fitting Your Hearing Aids

Wearing a hearing aid for the first time can be a unique experience. It’s common to feel mixed emotions about the various sounds you hear. If your device is uncomfortable, your provider can make small adjustments to help it feel more natural, both in sound and fit. The goal of your device is to make sounds more audible and clear, but also pleasant. 

During your fitting, your provider will conduct additional tests to ensure your devices are meeting your specific hearing needs. You may be given a short survey or questionnaire, so be sure to answer honestly so your provider can ensure your devices are working properly. Remember: the fitting is only a starting point. You may discover you need further adjustments as you wear them in your daily life. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask your provider during your fitting. 

Adjusting to Your New Hearing Aids

Success with new hearing aids relies heavily on your mindset. Studies show people adjust better to hearing aids when they maintain a positive outlook. If you and your family can embrace your devices with positivity, then you will adapt to your new hearing experience more quickly.

While adjustments can be made to your hearing aids should you need them, keep in mind that it will take time to acclimate. Your provider is here to help you get the most out of your new hearing aids, so please reach out for support or with questions at any time.