What to expect at your hearing aid fitting
At this appointment the Audiologist / Audiological assistant will discuss your hearing loss, ask you questions about your hearing troubles and discuss a potential hearing aid fitting.
You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you.
Please let the audiology team know prior to, or during your appointment if you have any specific communication needs, or if you would like our written information in a different format.
The Audiologist / Audiological assistant will examine your ears. If it is appropriate to go ahead with the fitting the following will occur:
- The Audiologist / Audiological assistant will select the appropriate hearing aid for you, considering your hearing loss, functional needs etc.
- The hearing aid will be adjusted to for your individual hearing needs.
- Once the hearing aid is set up appropriately, you will be given rehabilitation guidance from the Audiologist / Audiological assistant, outlining how best to adjust to the hearing aid and what to expect.
- You will also be given guidance of how to fit and remove the hearing aid and you will practise this with the Audiologist / Audiological assistant to ensure you are confident in this.