HEARING AID DISPENSING AND FITTING
Determining the best hearing solution
Our Hearing Care Professional will recommend the most appropriate hearing solution based on your hearing loss, hearing needs and lifestyle - all the information gathered during your hearing aid evaluation. Today’s hearing aids are tiny, high-performing computers. Thanks to digital technology and sophisticated software, they can be customized according to the hearing loss and the individual’s personal needs. This is crucial since everyone identifies hearing loss in a different way.
Hearing aids can do more than “make things louder”
Hearing loss means more than hearing less - it also means difficulty in understanding. Noises differ in consideration to tone, some being more humming or some being more piercing. Some sounds are even considered to be painful or unpleasant. In those cases, simply “making things louder” is not the right path for better hearing.
Today’s hearing aids feature automatic programs for all environmental situations, speech amplifications and troublesome background noise suppression. Hearing aids can greatly improve our ability to hear and therefore improve our quality of life.
Determining the right settings
When you first get your hearing aids, they can make a world of difference, but changes don’t happen overnight. Some sounds may seem overwhelming at first, but with practice you’ll learn to focus on the sounds you want to hear. Wear your new hearing aids as much as possible, especially in new listening environments, to better recognize sounds and learn which hearing aid settings work best for you in different situations. Your Hearing Care Professional will work with you to fine-tune your hearing aids to create a more comfortable sound and fit, all based on your feedback. The fine-tuning process differs from patient to patient, but we will take the necessary amount of time to ensure that you are confident that you have made the best decision about your hearing aids.
Hearing aids & your brain
If sounds in specific frequencies are no longer directed to the brain then the brain slowly forgets how to process these sounds. Hearing aids will pick up sounds your brain hasn’t processed in a while, therefore needing time to become familiar with the speech and environmental sounds it couldn’t hear before. It is a process that takes consistency and commitment, but the payoff of better hearing is worth it.
Care & maintenance
Regular hearing aid maintenance is important for long-lasting hearing aids. Even though hearing aids are very durable and can withstand the stresses of daily use, hearing aid maintenance is necessary to make sure you’re getting the best sound quality and longevity out of your device. We encourage complimentary 6 month follow up maintenance and/or adjustment appointments.
Book an appointment with us today to determine the best hearing solution for you!