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What are the Benefits of Scheduling a Hearing Aid Fitting?

elderly patient being fitted with hearing aids

Hearing loss is an experience that you should never try to handle on your own. There are plenty of hearing health professionals available to assist you, but you should make sure that it doesn’t go untreated. Untreated hearing loss can cause other problems later on, and it’s best to make sure you do something about it. Of course, visiting hearing health for a hearing aid fitting is one of the best steps you can make, as it will drastically improve your quality of life. It’s a stigma that you must learn to get past, and something that you will not regret.

Information From a Professional

No matter what you do, there’s no better way to get information than by someone trained and specialized in what you need to know. Reading about it online is one thing, and asking others is another – however, asking a hearing health professional means that you will get the information you need to be explained to you. You can ask them questions about your concerns directly, and you won’t be confused about anything going forward. Not only that, but a hearing health professional will have information that you need to know following your questions, so you won’t be left in the dark surrounding anything.

Accurate Treatment

It’s not going to be as simple as picking up any hearing aid and wearing it, as you’ll need the one that’s right for you. Not only are there multiple different types of hearing aid, at your hearing aid fitting you’ll get all of the information you need about each one. It would be best if learned the difference between in the ear (ITE), behind the ear (BTE) and in the canal (ITC) before you go, but it’s not necessary. Having the extra knowledge can help you communicate what you think will fit you best with your hearing health professional.

At your fitting, a mold will be made of your ear to ensure that the hearing aid you receive is the right fit. You’ll want something that feels and fits comfortably, and everyone’s ear shape is different – so this is an essential step. The mold liquid might feel strange when it is in your ear, but any odd sensations will go away as soon as the mold has been removed.

You Will Be Informed

On top of that, they’ll tell you all about your hearing aid, and how you can make sure it functions properly once you have it. It’s important that you understand how your hearing aid functions, and how you can adjust it for the maximum amount of comfort. Everything you hear will be different, and it’s not always best to have the volume set too high – as sometimes you’ll want the background noise to be a bit quieter. You should also know that modern hearing aids have several functions that you can make use of and you can learn all about that at your hearing aid fitting.