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3 Questions to Ask During a Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing Aid Fitting

A hearing aid fitting will generally last from 45 minutes to two hours. During this time, you will receive a lot of important information about your hearing aids. Your audiologist will also program your hearing aids for your needs and preferences, and makes sure that they fit properly and are working well. However, you will also be able to ask questions during this appointment. It is wise to know some important questions before you go in for your appointment. Here are 3 questions to ask during a hearing aid fitting.

1. How long can I expect my hearing aids to last?

Once you get used to using your hearing aids, there is a good chance that you will want to continue to use hearing aids. This is because they can dramatically improve the quality of your hearing ability, and your life. Being able to hear better can be an extremely positive thing. So, you should ask how long your hearing aids will last so you will know when you will have to buy new ones.

2. What do I do if my hearing aids break?

Most likely your audiologist will give you some tips for troubleshooting basic hearing aid problems. However, you also need to know what to do in case a more serious problem happens to your hearing aids. Your audiologist will most likely instruct you to bring the hearing aids to him or her for inspection. If the audiologist cannot solve the problem himself or herself, they will have to either be replaced or repaired by the manufacturer or by a professional repair company.

3. What happens if my hearing loss changes?

Hearing loss frequently changes either by becoming more severe or less severe. If this happens to you, then you need to know what to do. Your audiologist will be able to provide you with the answer to this question. Most likely, they will tell you that your hearing abilities will be retested. Then, your hearing aids will either be adjusted to your new hearing levels, or you will have to get new hearing aids to match your new hearing levels.

Your hearing aid fitting appointment is incredibly important to improving your overall sound experience. If you’re not happy with your hearing aids, you won’t wear them. Your audiologist wants you to get the most from your devices, and they ensure this by performing the hearing aid fitting.