The Hearing Aid Process: Getting the Hearing Aid That’s Right For You

Getting the hearing aid that is right for you is paramount for your quality of life. A hearing care professional will help you choose the hearing aid that is right for your type of hearing loss and style demands. However if you would like to do some research on your own so you can be informed on hearings before purchasing then this is your go to guide on hearing aid fittings.

When you are being fitted for a hearing aid, remember that you want to be comfortable with your choice. Ask yourself what you are looking for in a hearing aid. Does your hearing aid have to be hidden and Bluetooth capable or is a larger and more powerful style what you are looking for? You have choices that range from your basic hearing aid that can help with mild hearing loss to profound hearing loss and the newest technology available. When you make your style choice your hearing care professional will then work on correctly programming your hearing aid. Proper programming of your hearing aid can make a world of difference. If the settings do not seem comfortable or some noises are too high pitched, tell your hearing care professional so they can help you find the optimal setting. You should expect that your hearing care professional will want to schedule a follow up appointment to make sure that you are adjusting to your hearing aid without any issues.

Remember that your hearing aid will be with you for a long period of time. You should get the hearing aid that fits your needs and that has the programmable settings/technology that you want. A proper hearing aid fitting is a guarantee to a better quality of life for a hearing aid user.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013