When you experience hearing loss, a hearing aid can help you to improve your quality of life. Before you start using a new hearing aid, it’s important to attend a hearing aid fitting. There are several reasons that you should have your hearing aids fitted, including:

1 . Ensure the correct fit 

At a hearing aid fitting, your hearing instrument specialist (HIS) can ensure that your hearing aids fit correctly. It’s important that your hearing aids are the perfect fit. If your hearing aids are uncomfortable or do not fit correctly, you’re less likely to wear them. Your hearing aids must be tight to ensure reduced feedback. There should also be no pressure points that will irritate your ears. If there are any issues with your hearing aids, your HIS will send them back and arrange another option.

2. Programming your hearing aids

You should have your hearing aids fitted so that your HIS can program them. Your hearing specialist will conduct a ‘real ear measurement test’ to get the best amplification on each frequency. Using the data from your hearing test, your specialist will program your hearing aids to match your needs. They will make it simple for you to switch the settings, depending on your sound environment. During the programming stage, your HIS also makes adjustments to suit your preferences. Without a hearing aid fitting, your hearing aids may not be programmed correctly.

3. Important instructions

Your HIS will provide you with important instructions to use your hearing aids at a hearing aid fitting. They’ll ensure that you know how to insert and take out the device and look after it. Your HIS will teach you everything you need to know about your hearing aids and ensure that you feel comfortable using them. They’ll also provide you with information about how often you should be using your hearing aid. Without instructions, you may find it difficult. You might end up using your hearing aid on the wrong setting.

4. Question time

At a hearing aid fitting, you’ll get the chance to ask your hearing instrument specialist any questions that you might have. You’ll want to get the most out of your hearing aid, and so asking questions can be incredibly helpful. You might want to ask:

  • Should I be wearing my hearing aid every day?
  • How do I adjust the settings of my hearing aid?
  • How often do I need to replace my hearing aid?
  • Shall I take my hearing aids out when I go to sleep?
  • How can I clean my hearing aids?
  • Which setting is best for listening to music?
  • How can I ensure the batteries last longer?

Hearing aids are one of the best ways to support hearing issues, helping everyday tasks become easier. If you would like more information about types of hearing aids, contact our office. With our expert advice and services, you’ll find the best solutions for your hearing health.