Hearing Aid Fittings

Hearing Aid Fitting Process

If you've been having trouble hearing, you may have decided to purchase hearing aids. Many people express getting nervous before their appointment with the audiologists at Discount Daily Hearing, but we offer a simple process to properly fit your hearing aids and get you enjoying crystal-clear audio quickly and easily. Learn what to expect during the hearing aid fitting process in this short guide.

Getting Fitted for Hearing Aids

Audiologists conduct tests to determine whether you need hearing assistance, and depending on the results of your hearing test, you may need a hearing aid. Learn how to prepare and what to expect from the hearing aid fitting process:

Preparing for Fittings

There isn't much preparation, so getting ready for your fitting should be easy. The audiologists do request that you clear your ears of wax before you come in to get the best results.

Choosing a Hearing Aid

Your audiologist will guide you through the hearing aid selection. You learn about the types of hearing aids that can restore your hearing. Then, you choose the features you wish to include.

The audiologist acts as a knowledgeable resource when it comes time to choose your brand. Discount Daily Hearing partners with high-quality brands, such as:

Before getting fitted, you can select the feature you want. For example, Bluetooth technology facilitates Wi-Fi reception, and many models come in multiple colors.

Hearing Aid Fitting Process

Now that you have the model selected, you work with the audiologist to finish getting fitted for your hearing aids. You can trust your audiologist, an important resource who has measured many clients successfully. If you need a customized fit, the audiologist has to take mold impressions.

During the earmold fittings, a professional will measure your ear for the length of tubing needed to connect the earmold to the hearing aid. This provides the information needed to correctly position your hearing aid once it comes.

For open ear hearing aids, they place a measuring device inside your ear to fix the appropriate length needed for the sound tubing. This is a pain-free process, but the measurement may tickle the inside of your ear.

Getting Fitted for Final Adjustments

Once the hearing aids arrive, the audiologist pre programs them and will call you back in for the final fitting. The audiologist will position the hearing aids on your ears, making any necessary adjustments. You will generally be seated facing a speaker that is playing a variety of different sounds.

This part of the fitting is easy. The technician inserts a soft tube in your ear to measure sounds, then they adjust your prescription based on your feedback and the results of the test.

Report any issues with sound quality to ensure a rich hearing experience. The process takes about an hour.

Follow-Up Appointments

Your audiologist may request a follow-up appointment to check that you are getting the improvement you hoped for. You will come back about twice a year to receive device inspections and maintenance.

Testing Your Hearing Aid at Home

Here are some of the things your audiologist may request to test your equipment at home:

  • Wear them first in calm situations and slowly introduce new sound
  • Listen to music, audiobooks and radio to verify whether you can hear clearly
  • Wear your hearing aids to walk around the block and get used to the sounds of nature or passing traffic
  • Slowly expand the time you wear your hearing aids. Do this gradually to avoid overstimulation and headaches
  • When you close your eyes, you should be able to pinpoint the direction of the sound

During follow-up visits to Daily Discount Hearing, the audiologist will continue to conduct hearing aid fittings to adjust your hearing aids and give you advice for how to adjust the sound in different situations.

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For more information on the hearing aid fitting process, or to purchase an affordable, high-quality hearing aid, contact us today!