Fitting Hearing Aids
To get the best performance from your hearing aids, get a good fit.
Your audiogram and your comments about how well you hear in different listening environments help determine the optimum setting for your hearing aids. Your hearing care professional will teach you how to insert and adjust your hearing aids, based on your hearing loss and lifestyle. They will:
- Show you how to put in hearing aids properly
- Teach you how to operate your new hearing aids and adjust them for different environments
- Offer tips for better communication while wearing hearing aids
- Encourage you to practice inserting and removing the hearing aids
- Instruct you on proper battery use (and how to use the eCharger for rechargeable hearing aids)
- Show you how to clean and care for your hearing aids
A good fit may require a follow-up visit.
Typically, you will return for a follow-up visit after you have worn your new hearing aids for a few days in your regular surroundings. You may even want to write down your impressions of the sounds you hear. Based on how well you can hear in the environments in which you find yourself usually, your hearing care professional may make additional adjustments to your hearing aids.