The 5 Things You Should EXPECT During A Hearing Aid Fitting Appointment

By: Dr Cliff Olson
December 30, 2017
Video Transcript

Dr. Cliff Olson from Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona discusses the 5 things you should expect during a hearing aid fitting appointment.  A great hearing aid fitting is critical for success with your new devices.  

#1. Subjective Questionnaire - Pre and Post questionnaires are a great way to determine how much success you are having with your hearing aids in your natural environments.

#2. Physical Fit of your Hearing Aids - Get this part wrong and nothing else matters.  Fit affects more than comfort.  It can dictate how well a hearing aid can be programmed and functions.  

#3. Real Ear Measures - REMs are the only way to ensure proper programming of your hearing aids.  Watch my Real Ear Measurement Video by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/cHR0Oa6I-wY

#4. How to use your new hearing aids - It would probably be a good idea if you knew how to put them in your ears and turn them on.

#5. Realistic Expectations - Getting used to hearing aids takes time, and it isn't always easy.  There will be some sounds that you hate, but it will get better.  Your hearing care provider should discuss these with you so you know what to expect.

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