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How Does Hearing instrument Specialist Help You with Hearing Aids?

a hearing professional is showing her patient how to use a hearing aid

If you feel as if your hearing has declined in recent years, you may want to schedule an appointment with a hearing instrument specialist in your area. They will be able to tell you whether you need hearing aids, fit you for them and send you on your way with clarity in your daily life. 

Hearing aids are for those who have noticed that their hearing is changing, and these devices work to amplify sound to make it easier to understood. If you have realized that you're spending more time asking people to repeat themselves, and you're turning the TV way up too high, it may be time to consider a hearing test with a hearing aid specialist.

You may be asking how a hearing aid specialist can help with hearing tests and technology, and it's important to understand just how much they can help you if you've been struggling with hearing loss. It can be a relief to know that with the help of hearing aids, you may be able to join in conversations again and feel like you can be part of a group once more.

How does a hearing instrument specialist help you?

It's a good question to ask! Hearing instrument specialists can help you to choose your new hearing aids. Along with that, they'll give you some excellent tips for how to get used to them, adjust to them, adjust their settings to make them easier to use and they'll get you the results you want. 

Unfortunately, when the hair cells in the inner ear are damaged, they cannot be replaced. However, your hearing instrument specialist can help you find the right device to help you hear the sounds around you better than you are right now. They'll give you information that will help you to get used to your new hearing normal, and they'll teach you how to care for your hearing aids.

Hearing instrument specialists will help you to explore the different hearing aid options and how to use them. They'll also help you to understand exactly how to care for them so that you can get the most from your hearing aids. A hearing instrument specialist will take you through a range of hearing tests to understand the problem; whether you can only hear from one ear, or you only hear certain pitches and sounds. The findings of those tests will guide your hearing instrument specialist as to which types of hearing aids are right for your needs.

Getting used to your new hearing aids

During a fitting for new hearing aids, your hearing instrument specialist will work with you to fit them and adjust them so that you are as comfortable as possible. It may take a few weeks to really get used to wearing hearing aids, but without the help of a hearing instrument specialist, you won't be able to feel initially comfortable and okay with the size and shape in your ear. 

Once you have decided about the type of hearing aid you like, your hearing instrument specialist will fit it for you and ensure that you know how to clean it and replace the batteries. A lot of people find that it can take a few days to feel as if their hearing aids are normal, but your hearing instrument specialist will check in with you to ensure that you feel comfortable. The best thing to do is to start with using your hearing aids a few hours per day and then build up to full time use!

Hearing protection advice

Hearing instrument specialists can also provide advice on the best hearing protection you can use. Wearing hearing aids will enhance your hearing, but wearing hearing protection will prevent further damage. You will go through your appointment being shown exactly how your hearing aids work, how to turn up the volume and how to change the battery. 

Your hearing instrument specialist will also be able to talk you through what to do about a buildup of earwax, how to prevent any infections in the ears from affecting you in the long term and how they can help you with any queries you may have. Being told that you need to wear hearing aids may shock you, no matter how old you are, but that doesn't mean that it's a bad thing. 

Untreated hearing loss can be exhausting, but with the right hearing instrument specialist on your team, you will be able to move forward with ease and optimism. Contact The Hearing Guy today at Asheville: (828) 820-2001 or for Hendersonville: (828) 398-0978.