Audiology Hearing Clinic of Mequon

(262) 241-3144
11649 N. Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092
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FAQs About Hearing Aid Fittings

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Hearing aids provide solutions for people who experience hearing loss. If you have been advised to use hearing aids, you will be asked to arrange a hearing aid fitting. In this guide, we’ll go through some frequently asked questions to provide useful information about hearing aid fittings. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aid Fittings

If you have a hearing aid fitting coming up, it’s natural to have questions. Before your appointment, you may wish to note down some queries so that you don’t forget them when you see a hearing health professional. Here are some common questions people ask about hearing aid fittings:

What Happens During a Hearing Aid Fitting?

The primary aim of a hearing aid fitting is to ensure that your new hearing aids fit comfortably. At the start of your appointment, a hearing care provider will fit your hearing aids and then adjust them to ensure that you feel comfortable. It’s essential that your hearing aids fit properly to optimize performance. Once the fit is perfect, a hearing health professional will modify the settings and show you how to use the hearing aids to make sure you get the most out of them. 

Do I Need to Do Anything Before My Hearing Aid Fitting?

There is no need to prepare for your hearing aid fitting but some people like to do a little bit of research into hearing aids and write a list of questions to take with them to their appointment. If you have queries, or you’d like to find out more about different types of hearing aid, you can talk to your hearing care provider and gather information to help you understand how to use your hearing aids and make the transition to using the devices as seamless as possible. 

What Can I Expect from My Hearing Aid Fitting?

Many people approach their hearing aid fitting with a mixture of emotions, and they don’t really know what to expect when they wear a hearing aid for the first time. Before your hearing aids are fitted, a hearing professional will explain what is going to happen and make sure that you are ready. The first time you wear your hearing aids, they may feel a little strange but the fitting is designed to make sure that you feel comfortable. You will soon get used to wearing your hearing aids and you can contact a hearing care provider at any time if you have any problems or questions. 

What Happens After the Fitting?

After your hearing aid fitting, you will be advised to follow instructions to use your hearing aids, look after them and adjust the settings to cater to different environments. If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you experience issues with the fit, or you can’t seem to get the settings just right, hearing health professionals are there to help. You may be advised to arrange a follow-up appointment and you will be encouraged to schedule regular hearing assessments. 

Hearing aid fittings involve fitting and adjusting the position and settings of hearing devices to ensure optimum comfort and performance. If you have a hearing aid fitting coming up, you may have questions. Don’t hesitate to ask for more information and discuss any queries with your hearing care provider.