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4 Factors in A Successful Hearing Aid Fitting

a patient with hearing loss is being fitted for new hearing aids

Not every product suits every person who is experiencing hearing loss. It’s also true that not all hearing aids are created equally, with some being far better than others. It’s important to understand your hearing aids but to get this far, you need to attend a hearing aid fitting. 

Here, you will be given different options as to which hearing aids you are going to want to use. But not all hearing aid fittings are successful, and this can happen for a number of reasons. In this article, we’re going to take a look at four things that will make your hearing aid fitting successful. 

The product

What product are you going to use to aid your hearing? There are plenty of hearing aids on the market right now that people can make good use of, and genuinely enjoy hearing. Sometimes people feel as though these devices can be uncomfortable to wear, but if this happens then it’s likely because they haven’t been fitted properly or you are just sensitive to them. But, when it comes to hearing aids, you get what you pay for. 

There are plenty of products from manufacturers in the field and these are the ones that generally don’t need repairs too often. But, it’s important to understand here that you are getting what you give, so the more you pay, the better quality your hearing aid is going to be. Always keep in mind that if it seems like a product is too good to be true in terms of price and all the other aspects you need to think about, it probably is. 

Talk through all of your options with your audiologist, and then you will know exactly where you stand when it comes to each of the products.

Severity of hearing loss

The next factor is determining how severe the hearing loss is. There are many different types of hearing loss, and it’s important that it’s understood what level of loss you are at before you can have a successful hearing aid fitting. The technology in hearing aids has made some fittings so much easier, and mild frequency problems tend to be the easiest. An adjustment period is expected when wearing hearing aids, whether you have mild or severe hearing loss.  

Your motivation

At the end of the day though, you are the most important factor when it comes to successful hearing aid fitting. Do you actually want to hear well and how far are you willing to go to ensure this? You need to ask yourself whether you’re going to be able to get past the fact that you are going to have to wear a device in each of your ears that people are going to be able to say. It is something that you have got to want to do in order to be successful. Remember that untreated hearing loss is going to cause you far more problems than people seeing a couple of devices placed in your ear. 

A professional

When you attend your hearing aid fitting, it is going to be with an audiologist. Make the most of the time that you spend with this professional, because they have your best interests in mind when they are giving you advice. Audiologists have plenty of years behind them in the business, and they work with a number of different brands to find the right fit for you. If you’ve got any questions, now is the time to ask them and make sure that you listen to the answer. They will then come up with the best solution that they can think of based on the hearing loss that you are experiencing. 

At your hearing aid fitting, you will get a lot of information about the different aspects of each hearing aid. Pay close attention, because you need to know the information, they are giving you. Without it, you’re not going to be able to make an informed decision about whether these hearing aids really are the best thing for you.

While you can’t control your hearing loss, you can speak to an audiologist about the best ways to manage it. If you would like to find out more about everything to do with hearing aids, get in touch with The Center for Audiology at Houston: 713-255-0035 or Pearland: 713-800-5050.