What To Expect At Your First Hearing Aid Appointment
Anticipate being at your hearing aid provider’s office for about an hour for your first hearing aid fitting. Your hearing aid professional will do several hearing tests to make sure your hearing aid feels comfortable in your ears, and that the sound coming through your hearing aids is at an appropriate level for you. Not everyone experiences hearing the same way. Hearing aids like UE in ear monitor, are adjusted differently for each individual person.
Learn about your hearing device and its settings
Most new and refurbished hearing aids come with several advanced features that you can use to optimize your hearing in different settings. These features will allow you to customize your hearing aids to your lifestyle, and maximize your hearing in many different surroundings, including the theater, noisy restaurants, on the golf course, and more.
Information regarding care & maintenance
Your hearing aid professional will review the daily care and maintenance of your hearing aids at your first fitting appointment. When you leave the office, you should know all the parts of your new and refurbished hearing aid, how to keep them hygienic, and how to troubleshoot any simple problems that may arise when you’re at home.
Opportunity to ask questions regarding your new hearing aid
Your hearing aid provider will give you most of the information you need to know in writing, so you will be able to review it once you get home. But your hearing is after all your own responsibility; so make sure you ask any questions that come up for you during your appointment. Additional questions will likely come up once you get home with your new device. We recommend writing those questions and concerns down, so your hearing aid provider can address them at your follow-up appointment.