From the moment you start experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, it’s best to consult medical professionals in order to determine the degree. After visiting your hearing specialist, they may recommend hearing aids, which require fitting. In this appointment, your hearing specialist will carry out a real ear measure to ascertain the extent of the hearing loss, which is key to getting you the perfect hearing aids. This exam is like visiting the optician for your seeing or reading glasses. Here are reasons why you should not miss a session of your hearing aid fitting.

Helps You Get the Right Size for Your Ear

Hearing aids come in different sizes, and getting the right fit is very crucial. They must fit appropriately inside the ears, so they don’t fall when you’re walking, driving or engaging in aerobics. A perfect fit will make wearing the hearing aid more comfortable.

Your hearing aid specialist would present different ones for you to try on to see which one best works for you. They’d also want to check whether you feel any pain when wearing them to ensure that they feel less of a burden. As you may already know, there are several types of hearing aids, namely, behind the ear (BTE), in the canal (ITC) and in the ear (ITE). 

ITE hearing aids fit perfectly within the outer portion of your ear, have more significant amplification components and are pretty good for mild-to-severe hearing loss. BTE hearing aids hook to your ear and sit at the top. They last longer because of less contact with moisture and earwax and are designed to fit perfectly, ideal for mild-to- moderate hearing loss.

Adjusts the Sound to Suit Your Hearing 

At your hearing aid fitting, the hearing health professional will set your device to suit your hearing. Your provider could adjust the volume higher or lower depending on the extent of your hearing loss. Additionally, they may change the frequency and background noise filtration.

In cases where your device's earmolds have deteriorated, your hearing health professional would replace or alter the current one to prevent discomfort and reset your device at a hearing aid fitting after they've gone a long period without a professional adjustment. Old or damaged devices may be fixed or replaced at your hearing aid appointment.

Allows You to Address Your Concerns 

If you're new to hearing aids, you probably have so many questions concerning a device that will be part of your daily life. Your hearing aid fitting enables you to address all your concerns. Your hearing specialist is open to any questions you might have and is in the correct position to answer all your questions. Usually, at the end of your session, the hearing health professional might even ask questions to find out how satisfied you are with your new device, how best they can help out if you aren’t.

Hearing aid fittings provide you with several benefits to help with your hearing loss while keeping you comfortable and satisfied.