A Guide to Hearing Aid Fittings
If you need to have a hearing aid fitting, you may be wondering what to expect during this appointment. How long is it going to last? What will happen? Will I need to see my audiologist again afterward? These are just a few questions that you may have, which is why we decided to put this blog post together.
A lot of people assume that a hearing aid fitting is only going to last around 15-20 minutes. However, it usually lasts around an hour, with some appointments taking as long as two hours.
Testing the sound
The first thing that will happen is that a hearing test will be carried out to determine the softest sounds you can hear with the device. The audiologist will also figure out what level of amplification is going to be too uncomfortable for you. The purpose of this is to make sure that they can set up the hearing device properly so that it is right for your hearing needs specifically.
How to work your device
Aside from this, your audiologist is going to show you how to use your hearing device properly. They will talk you through all of the different features of the device. They will also explain how to care for your device properly, including how to clean it, how to store it and information on batteries too. This is important because proper care will ensure that you get the maximum life out of your hearing device and that it lasts for as long as possible, saving you a lot of money in the process.
You should also arrange a follow-up appointment with your audiologist. This is not going to be as extensive as your hearing aid fitting. However, it is the perfect opportunity for your audiologist to make sure that the hearing device is working correctly. They will also be able to make any tweaks that are required to ensure that the hearing aid is working right for you.
As you can see, there is a lot that happens during a hearing aid fitting. This is why it is such an important part of the process when it comes to getting a new hearing device and restoring your quality of life. Don’t hesitate to bring a notebook with you if you want to make notes throughout so that you don’t forget anything important. A lot of people also bring a close family member or friend with them so that they have another set of ears to remember everything that was said during the appointment. It is up to you.