Are you getting hearing aids? If so, then you will need to make an appointment with a hearing health professional for a hearing aid fitting. At this point, you might be wondering what’s so special or important about this particular appointment. After all, surely, hearing aids simply fit into your ear as soon as you put them on. Well, as you’re about to discover a hearing aid fitting is actually a crucial part of the process of getting these devices. It is key to ensuring that you do get the greatest possible benefits from these devices.

Fitting comfortably

As the name suggests a hearing aid fitting is all about ensuring that your hearing aids do fit. All ears are different shapes and sizes. As such, it’s important to make sure that your hearing aids fit your ears perfectly. This isn’t always a guarantee. The texture can rub against the skin in your ear, causing you pain or discomfort. Similarly you might find that the settings are wrong. If that’s the case and the volume is too loud then this could cause you discomfort. It also won’t provide the great level of support that you need and can become a fairly useless device. A Hearing health professional won’t let this happen. Instead, they will take the time to check that your hearing aids do fit comfortably.

If they don’t then this is also the time when they can be corrected, changed or replaced to match your needs.

Learning how they operate

It’s also important that you know how to operate your hearing aids effectively. Do be aware that these are tech devices and as such some people will find them to be quite complex. Particularly, when trying to get to grips with the latest models. Indeed, it’s quite common for people to think that their hearing aids are broken when really they just don’t know how to work them.

At a hearing aid fitting, you will learn how to operate your hearing aids the right way without any issues at all. They will ensure that you have all the information that you need and that you don’t run into any issues with different settings or features.

Answering all the questions

Another reason why a hearing aid fitting is so crucial is that it gives you a chance to get all your questions answered. It’s quite possible that you have a few and you may have already started to note these down. That’s a great start and a hearing health professional will be able to answer questions on everything from how to care for your devices to how to ensure that they function effectively. Indeed, this is just scratching the surface of what you can learn if you make sure that you take the time to get the answers that you need.

We hope this helps you understand why a hearing aid fitting is important and encourages you to book one with your hearing healthcare provider sooner rather than later. After a hearing aid fitting all your questions surrounding your hearing aids should have been answer and any concerns dispelled.