Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting

Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your hearing professional will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs. The hearing professional will explain how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change or charge batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. This appointment will generally take at least one hour, possibly more, so ensure you allot enough time. It is also a good idea to bring a family member or close friend to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember all the information that is given and be a support to you. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask for written instructions, which can help you better retain the information.

Understanding Your Hearing Aids

When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different emotions about the sounds you hear. This is normal and to be expected. The goal of the hearing aid is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, but the sound you hear should be clear and pleasant. Small changes can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting if there are things that you feel should be adjusted right away. The hearing professional should do additional testing to make sure that the hearing aids are giving you enough sound where you need it. Additionally, remember to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have with your professional.

Fitting Your Hearing Aids

You may be also be given a short survey or list of questions to answer. Be honest about what you hear so that the hearing professional can work with you to create the best listening experience with your new hearing aids. Your hearing aid fitting is only a starting place; other changes to customize the hearing to your liking may need to take place over a few appointments.

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Adjusting To Hearing Aids

Attitude is one important key to success with hearing aids. Hearing aid studies have shown that people who have a positive attitude do better with hearing aids. If you, as well as your spouse or family, approach your hearing aid fitting with a positive outlook you will have a much better listening experience more quickly. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing, and by working closely with your hearing professional; you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.

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Kathryn Thompson
Kathryn Thompson
2021-10-22
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Robert Rathbun
Robert Rathbun
2021-10-22
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Mara is great and always concerned that you are pleased and everything is right before you leave.
Larry / Lucille Tobin
Larry / Lucille Tobin
2021-10-22
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Rebecca McGinnis
Rebecca McGinnis
2021-09-22
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Dr. Bailey and her assistant are amazing! The office is beautiful and they are super nice and personable. Dr. Bailey is extremely knowledgeable and is wonderful about figuring out what works best for me. Great experience!
Andrea Wayne
Andrea Wayne
2021-09-21
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Mara, Thanks for the thorough cleaning of my hearing aids
Jacalyn Anderson
Jacalyn Anderson
2021-09-07
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My son has been a patient for many years and has always received the best care and service.
Neil Benson
Neil Benson
2021-08-31
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The staff was courteous. Dr. Bailey conducted the most thorough hearing test I had ever experienced in a professional manner. She shown herself to be very knowledgeable was pleasant to work with. I recommend Dr. Bailey at her clinic very highly.
Brigitte Henry
Brigitte Henry
2021-08-30
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Haven't met the doctor yet, but Mara is a peach!!
Marie St,Romain
Marie St,Romain
2021-08-27
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Today's visit was great. Kind thorough care was given. It was a pleasure being with Audiology Hears.
Steve Clarkson (Complete Home Inspections)
Steve Clarkson (Complete Home Inspections)
2021-08-19
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