Hearing Aid Evaluation & Selection
HEARING AID SELECTION
If it has been determined that there is a hearing loss, a hearing aid evaluation will then be performed. Based on results from testing your audiologist at the Advanced Hearing Group will determine which type of hearing aid is best for you and your unique needs. The recommendation will be based on the degree and type of hearing loss you have, your lifestyle, physical limitations, your preferences, and budget. All of these factors will be considered when making recommendations for technology levels, features and options. Depending on the degree and type of hearing loss you have, as well as your personal needs and preferences, your audiologist may program appropriate aids for you to try for an in-office demonstration.
At the Advanced Hearing Group we offer a wide variety of hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers. The decision on which hearing aid is best for you will be made from in-depth discussions between you and your audiologist at the Advanced Hearing Group. We take into account the lifestyle needs of the individual, the degree of hearing loss, the size of the ear, and personal preference. We can help you select a hearing aid that is perfect for you and your specific needs. Your audiologist will review all options that are available to you in detail and answer any questions you may have.
Once a hearing aid is selected, a hearing aid fitting appointment will be scheduled for you to pick up your device(s).
Hearing Aid Fitting and Follow-Up
Once your hearing aids have arrived in our office, your audiologist at the Advanced Hearing Group will program each hearing aid based on your specific needs. We will thoroughly review care, use, maintenance, insertion and removal of the instrument from your ear. We will discuss expectations for initial hearing aid use and you will be given an instruction booklet to take home with you, as well as cleaning tools and something to store the hearing aids in when not in use.
During the fitting appointment, your audiologist will place the hearing aids on your ears and confirm there is a good fit. The hearing aids will be programmed for your specific needs and, during this process, you will be asked questions about the sound so that adjustments can be made in the office based on your feedback. The audiologist will then show you how to use and care for your hearing aids, reviewing all information thoroughly and answering any questions you may have.
As you begin to wear the hearing aids, they become part of your daily routine. It is important to make note of different listening situations and discuss your experiences with your audiologist. We routinely schedule follow-up appointments to work with you to program and adjust them to make sure that the hearing aids are providing the benefit you expect.
Hearing Aid Programming and Follow-Up
Because digital technology is so flexible, your hearing aids can be programmed and re-programmed at any time to meet your changing needs. If you change your job, start a new hobby, join a new club, or go back to school, your audiologist at the Advanced Hearing Group can adjust the programming to meet the demands of your ever-changing lifestyle. If your hearing changes over time, your hearing aids can be re-programmed by your audiologist to reflect this change.