Hearing Aid Fitting - Maximizing hearing aids benefits
Determining the Best Hearing Solutions For You
A hearing aid fit is the process of determining the right hearing aid for a person’s needs, and ensuring that it fits correctly.
The first step in a hearing aid fit is an evaluation. This includes listening to sounds, measuring their ability to hear, and asking them about their lifestyle. The second step is a trial period where they try out the different types of hearing aids available to see which one suits them best. The third step is adjusting the settings on the hearing aid so that it works well with their lifestyle and environment.
Our hearing specialist will recommend the best hearing aids based on your unique hearing loss, hearing needs, and lifestyle – all the information gathered during your hearing test. The best hearing aids today are tiny, high-performing computers. Thanks to digital technology and sophisticated software, they can be customized according to your hearing loss and your personal needs. This is crucial since everyone identifies their hearing loss differently.
Why would you need hearing aid fitting?
Hearing Aids Fit Does More Than Make Sound 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 or Hearing Aid Evaluation
When it comes to choosing the best hearing aids suited for your requirements, the right settings can make a world of a difference. However, changes don’t happen overnight. Some sounds may seem overwhelming at first, but you’ll learn to focus on the sounds you want to hear with practice. 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. Our hearing specialist 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. However, we will take the necessary amount of time to ensure that you are confident that you have made the right decision in using the best hearing aids suited to your needs.
The Effects of Hearing Aids on Your BrainIf 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 and Maintenance
Regular hearing aid maintenance is essential 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 six month follow-up maintenance and/or adjustment appointments.