3 Things You’ll Learn at Your Hearing Aid Fitting

grey white hearing aid device

The most widely recommended treatment for hearing loss is the use of a hearing aid. Your hearing health professional can make sure that you choose the device that’s best suited to your needs but, beyond that, they can make sure you have the best start to your journey with your new hearing aid. The hearing aid fitting process is designed for just that purpose and, during the appointment, you will get some very helpful information. These are three things you will learn at your hearing aid fitting.

About Your Own Hearing Needs

To make sure that you’re able to use your hearing aids effectively, you must first know about your own hearing needs. By the time you schedule a hearing aid fitting, it is likely your hearing health professional will have already carried out a hearing test and gone through the results with you by looking at an audiogram. However, during the process of fitting the device, you may go over this information again and be asked more about your lifestyle, hobby and different environments that you are in. After all, hearing aids are programmed to help make sure that the correct levels of amplification are used depending not just on the severity of your own hearing loss, but the environment that you are in, as well.

How to Operate Your Device

For some people who are not very dexterous, the hearing health professional may program the device and encourage them to leave it at that setting or to come back if they need it reprogrammed at any point. However, other people may want to learn more about their device, about how to operate it, what the buttons do on it and how to access specific features on the device. Your hearing health professional can teach you all about how to use the device. This may include how to use certain smartphone apps that can connect to your device and adjust it digitally.

How to Take Care of Your Device

Like any advanced technology, your hearing aids can malfunction or lose effectiveness over time due to simple wear and tear or as is more often the case, due to exposure to too much moisture. As such, it’s your responsibility to take care of your device, maintain them and clean them to prevent build-ups of wax and dirt. Your hearing health professional will ensure that you know all you need to know about taking care of your device, including cleaning, changing batteries, testing the device and how to protect it from moisture.

That last point is especially important, as moisture can cause all manner of malfunctions if you allow it to build up. Your hearing health professional will likely provide materials that offer instructions on these points, too. A large part of the hearing aid fitting process is simply learning about your hearing aid. If you have any questions that go beyond any of the topics as outlined above, don’t hesitate to ask your hearing health professional about them.

To learn more about how we can help with hearing aid fittings and programming, contact Ideal Hearing Solutions today at (720) 780-3355!