Have you decided on your New Year’s Resolution? Why not make your hearing health a priority in 2017? Here’s what you can expect from your hearing appointment:
Each hearing aid is uniquely fitted to match an individual’s hearing loss and hearing needs. The fitting process usually takes place about two weeks after the initial assessment. During this fitting appointment, your hearing aid will be programmed using computer software and customized to fit your exact hearing levels. Highly sophisticated equipment is used to verify that your new hearing aid is providing the necessary level of amplification and that it is comfortable to wear.
The hearing professional will also go through how to care for your hearing aid and any maintenance that may be required to ensure you are getting the most out of your instrument. Follow-up appointments are an important and necessary part of the rehabilitation process that allow the wearer an opportunity to provide his/her own feedback, which gives the hearing professional valuable information that will be used to adjust the hearing aids to better suit individual preferences.
Now that you know what to expect from your hearing appointment, you can attend your appointment confident and prepared for the experience! If you have any questions before, during or after the process, do not hesitate to ask your hearing professional. Happy New Year!