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Why Hearing Aid Fittings are Vital
After you have been diagnosed with any form of hearing loss that a hearing aid can assist with, it’s essential to schedule a hearing aid fitting. Wearing a hearing aid isn’t just a case of picking something up off a shelf and putting it in your ear; there are many different types of hearing aid and having a hearing aid fitting appointment ensures that you get the right one for your needs. It’s vital that you speak with an expert to help you, and there are many reasons why booking your hearing aid fitting as soon as you can, once you have received a diagnosis from your audiologist.
Fitting Your Ears
The most important factor, or one of them at least, when choosing a hearing aid, and one of the biggest reasons a hearing aid fitting is so important, is that the device needs to be comfortable and fit your ears. If the hearing aid or aids are uncomfortable or even cause you pain, then you are much less likely to want to wear them and you may as well not have them at all.
The entire point of being fitted for hearing aids is that you need them to improve your hearing. They have to fit well and be something you can wear every day to make the most of them.
Fitting Your Lifestyle
Once you know which hearing aids are going to be most comfortable to wear on a daily basis, perhaps for many hours at a time, you may have a large number to choose from – comfort is a priority when designing these devices, so it makes sense that the choice will be wide-ranging. In order to narrow it down, you can then move on to thinking about your lifestyle and which hearing aid is going to fit that best.
Think about the job you do and whether it is a noisy workplace or not. Alternatively, you can consider your hobbies and where you like to go. Loud places are entirely different from quiet ones and active people need different hearing aids than those who generally stay at home. Discussing these options is crucial.
Fitting Your Needs
Finally, the audiologist will want to ensure that the hearing aids you’ve selected not only fit well and will be comfortable and work no matter what lifestyle, job or hobbies you have, but they will also need to ensure that it fits well with your needs and requirements. In other words, they’ll need to program it so that it offers you the very best in terms of improved hearing quality. When you are being fitted for your hearing aid, the expert helping you can adjust the settings until you are entirely happy with the result.
They will also be able to show you how to work the device, ensuring that, should you need to make any adjustments yourself, you know just what to do. This will give you more confidence to wear the hearing aid and enjoy your life with better hearing.