Hearing Aid Fitting
Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your Audiologist will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs. All devices are fit following Best Practices using Real Ear Measurements and Live Speech Mapping.
You will be instructed on how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. It is a good idea to bring family members or close friends to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember all the information that is given and be a support to you.
When you put the 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.
Your hearing aid fitting is only a starting place; other changes to customize the hearing aids will take place over a few appointments, as you wear the hearing aids in more situations and adapt to all the new sounds you are hearing. Attitude is one important key to success with hearing aids. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with your Audiologist, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.