After selecting the perfect hearing aid for you, we want to ensure it’s programmed to your specific hearing loss and lifestyle needs. A hearing aid has to be both effective and comfortable in its fit, so that different day-to-day sound environments are easy for you to switch between.

What happens during a hearing aid fitting?

The hearing aid fitting may take anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour and a half, and will consist of a couple different steps :

  1. Your audioprosthetist will show you how to insert and remove your hearing aid, while ensuring it has a comfortable and complete fit.
  2. The audioprosthetist will program the hearing aid to meet your specific hearing loss needs, which also includes making sure the settings are appropriate for the different listening environments you encounter daily. 
  3. Your audioprosthetist will show you how to properly care for and maintain your device, including how to use special tools to remove any earwax or debris. You’ll learn how to change the batteries or charge your device.
  4. Finaly, your audioprosthetist will answer any questions you have about your hearing aid.

A common checklist

Because so much happens during a hearing aid fitting, it might be beneficial to bring a checklist with you of things to inquire about. Consider the following questions:

  • Does it feel comfortable inside your ear?
  • If there is an external attachment, does it feel comfortable on your ear?
  • What activities will require you to take out your hearing aid?
  • Will the hearing aid be confortable while wearing glasses ?
  • How long does the battery last before it needs to be changed?