Once you’ve completed your hearing examination, your audiologist will book you in for a follow-up hearing aid fitting. A fitting is often used to ensure that your hearing aids are properly fitted and molded to your ear. However, it’s also a good chance to learn a bit more about your hearing aids and also ask your hearing specialist any questions that might be on your mind.
Here are some of the most common questions that we receive about hearing aid fittings.
Ensure Your Hearing Aids Fit Properly
The main purpose of a hearing aid fitting is mainly to check that your hearing aids fit correctly. If you’ve had a mold of your ears created, then a hearing aid fitting will be the first time that you see your custom hearing aids. This is generally only for people that have requested in-the-ear or in-the-canal hearing aids because these sit in your ear. Behind-the-ear hearing aids often don’t need a custom mold because they hang behind your ear.
Once your audiologist has checked that they fit correctly, they’ll ask you a few questions regarding the fit and sound. If you feel uncomfortable or if the hearing aids are slipping out, then you may need to make some adjustments to the mold or the hearing aid itself. Once the hearing aids are perfectly tuned and you’re happy with them, your audiologist will move on to a few additional topics.
Educating You About Hearing Aid Maintenance And Functionality
Next, your audiologist will talk to you about hearing aid maintenance and additional functionality that you may have. You’ll be taught how to properly clean your hearing aids and also how to replace the battery if applicable to your device. You’ll also be taught how to change settings and profiles if needed and you may be given some reading material on how to troubleshoot certain issues.
If your hearing aids have more technology in them such as wireless functions, then your audiologist will also educate you on how to use them. They’ll give examples and ensure that you understand exactly how to use the additional features before concluding the appointment.
What Should I Do If I Have A Problem With My Hearing Aids?
If you have an issue with your hearing aids, then a hearing aid fitting is the perfect time to discuss them. During a fitting, your audiologist will ask if you have any questions for them towards the end of the appointment. This is the best time to speak about any issues you have.
What Happens After A Hearing Aid Fitting?
In most cases, you’re free to leave and use your hearing aids as intended. Your audiologist may suggest you book a follow-up hearing aid fitting in two or three weeks just to check up on your progress and see if you’ve grown accustomed to your hearing aids yet.
For more information on hearing aid fittings, contact Cayman Hearing Center today at (345) 946-9174!