Comfort is very important, especially if it's something you wear every day. Think about how you would feel wearing a suit or dress that's too tight or wearing hiking boots that are one size too small. They not only ruin your experience, but they also cause pain and lasting damage. 

Your hearing device is like this too. It is something you wear on your body every day and for long periods. There is never a waking moment when you don't need to hear, so your hearing aid has to be comfortable. Having it fitted ensures you guarantee a comfortable fit. 

You learn about the battery 

Hearing devices are all different, including the three most common styles: in the ear (ITE), behind the ear (BTE) and in the canal (ITC). The batteries are often different too. Some hearing aids have a replaceable battery that runs down periodically; others have one that can be recharged overnight. 

Whatever battery your device has, you will have to learn how to look after it. And the battery life dishes you hear will, too; this is something you must monitor and respond to. The battery and device are also fragile, and care must be taken when replacing and charging them. Your audiologist will teach you this at your fitting. 

You learn about maintenance

In the same way battery life can impact your hearing, so too can the adequate maintenance of your device. Since a hearing aid is often in the ear canal, it can become clogged up with wax. Wax on the earpiece caused your hearing to diminish and must be regularly cleaned. The device must also be properly stored when not in use. 

A hearing aid device is fragile and can be easily damaged. You need to know how to remove it carefully and clean it without impacting its sound quality. Usually, people take the device out at night when not in use. It needs to be carefully stored or charged. 

You learn about settings 

These days Hearing devices are sophisticated. They have many functions and setting not commonly associated with hearing aids. Smart technology such as noise-canceling and automatic sound enhancements are becoming commonplace, but this means there are more settings to think about. 

Your audiologist will show you what the device can do and how to program it to get the most out of it at your hearing aid fitting. Instead of having a device with many functions but having no idea how to use them, you will be able to program it and optimize it for your particular hearing requirements. 

You get to ask questions

No doubt, you will have a ton of questions to ask regarding your hearing and your new device. A hearing aid fitting is your chance to discuss these questions with your audiologist and get the answers you need. It's a good idea to write these questions down before your appointment, so you don't miss out on anything. 

At the fitting, your audiologist will ensure that your device is fitted comfortably and that you know how it operates. They will also leave plenty of time for questions, so you leave with a full understanding of your new device and a sense of confidence.