In order to get the most out of your devices, our audiologists take the time for a thorough fitting and adjustment of your hearing aids. Just like with glasses, hearing aids aren’t a one-size-fits-all option and need a little fine tuning to ensure optimum comfort and function.
During your initial fitting, your hearing aid will be adjusted to meet your lifestyle needs, and you’ll be given instructions on how to insert and remove them, as well as how to change the batteries and keep them clean.
Every pair of hearing aids we fit to our patients is adjusted with accuracy to meet your precise hearing needs. Hearing aids work extremely well when fitted and adjusted properly. The left and right hearing aids will probably not fit exactly the same and they probably won’t sound exactly the same, yet they should be comfortable with respect to physical fit and sound quality.
Using hearing aids can come with a dramatic learning curve, as most people gradually lose their hearing and may have forgotten what some sounds are like. Simply placing hearing aids in your ears will not instantly eliminate the hearing loss, as it takes the brain time to readjust to the new frequencies you’re hearing. It requires commitment, determination, and patience to successfully adjust to hearing aids.
When you first receive your hearing aids, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have success with them. For easier adaptation, make sure you wear them as much as you can. If you encounter situations where you still aren’t hearing well, write down what happened and let us know so that we can reprogram your device. Most importantly, be patient. The time it takes to get your device dialed in and working perfectly for you is worth a follow up visit or two.
At Oliver Audiology, we’re committed to your success and happiness with your new hearing aids. Call us today to find out how we can help create a customized solution for you!