Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your Audiologist will program them through the computer based on your hearing test and other information provided during the evaluation and consultation. Once your hearing aids are appropriately measured and programmed, the Audiologist will explain how to use and care for them on a daily basis. Your Audiologist will also counsel you on proper insertion and removal of the hearing aids and how to change batteries (unless you have Rechargeable Hearing Aids). Family members, a familiar voice, or close friends are encouraged to be present during the hearing aid fitting to help ensure you are hearing those who you communicate with on a daily basis. They can also help remember all the information presented and be a support to you.
The hearing aid fitting is not a one-time fix. It is a journey and rehabilitation process that takes time to adjust. Your Audiologist will schedule free of charge follow-up appointments for fine tuning or adjustments needed to the hearing aids. By working closely with your Audiologist, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.