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Why are Hearing Aid Fittings Important?

man is being checked to see if he needs hearing aids

Once you have selected your hearing aids, your audiologist will schedule a hearing aid fitting. A lot of people do not realize that the fitting is one of the most critical parts of the process. Hearing aids can improve quality of life by a considerable degree. However, this is only going to be the case if they have been fitted properly by an experienced audiologist. You can’t simply get your hearing aid delivered to you and then pop them into your ears; it doesn’t work like that.

Checking the settings

During your hearing aid fitting, one thing that your audiologist will do is check the sound levels. A lot of people think that they will just but the device in and it will work perfectly. However, it is going to need to be set up and tuned to suit your specific hearing loss requirements. Your audiologist will be able to determine how loud the sound needs to be and whether any other adjustments are required to make sure you can hear perfectly with your new device. 

The physical fit

Aside from this, your hearing aid will be fitted properly. When you consider the fact that you are going to be wearing this device most of the time, it is so important that it fits carefully. It needs to be catered to your ear; the shape and size of it. This will ensure that you do not even feel like you are wearing a hearing aid.

Asking questions

The hearing aid fitting is also a perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have. Plus, you will learn all you need to know about caring for your hearing aid and cleaning it properly. You need to learn how your hearing aid works. Plus, you will want to know how to care for it too because this will protect your investment and ensure it lasts for as long as possible.

When you take all of the different benefits that we have discussed into account, it is not hard to see why hearing aid fittings are so important. A lot of people do not realize why this is the case but, hopefully, you now have a better understanding and can see why attending your appointment is essential.