At your fitting appointment your audiologist will check physical fit of the hearing aids. Your audiologist will utilize your hearing test to initially program your hearing aids for your individual hearing loss.
Your audiologist will discuss expectations of the hearing aids, similar to what was discussed at your hearing aid consultation. It is typical for people to experience a significantly different volume and/or sound quality with hearing aids. Hearing aids take time to adjust to. During your trial period, it is important that you wear your hearing aids as much as possible to allow your brain time to adjust to hearing differently with your hearing aids. Your hearing aids will not restore your hearing and listening capabilities to the way they were before you developed a hearing loss. Everyone experiences a different benefit from hearing aids. Your audiologist will guide you through the process making sure you receive adequate benefit and that you feel comfortable with your new hearing aids.
We highly recommend you bring a family member or other support person with youWe highly recommend you bring a family member or other support person with you to your hearing aid fitting appointment. Having a family member or friend with you at this appointment is important. It is helpful to have another set of listening ears since a substantial amount of information will be addressed at this appointment. Having another person learn about the process can make the learning curve easier once you get home.
Attitude is an important key to success with hearing aids. Research has shown that people who have a positive attitude do better with hearing aids. It will take time to get to your best benefit with hearing aids, and by working closely with your audiologist, you will be successful.