Hearing Aid Fitting
Once your hearing aids have been received by Waterville Audiology, you will come to have them fit to your hearing and your hearing loss. This process typically takes about an hour. During this time, the hearing aids will be programmed. We will be sure your hearing aids are comfortable and balanced. Then, you will be taught how the put the hearing aid in your ear and take it out. If you have rechargeable hearing aids, a review of how to charge your hearing aids will be discussed. If you have batteries, you will be given an overview of how long they last, how to change them, where to purchase, and how to use them.
Next, you will be taught how to clean and care for your hearing aids. Before you leave, you will be scheduled for a follow up appointment. This follow up appointment is to check in with you to make sure things have been going well. At your follow up, you will have an opportunity to discuss with the Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist, what you have liked and not liked. We will make changes based on your feedback in order to improve your hearing aid programming. Your hearing aid fitting date begins your trial period. Your trial period is 30-days, or longer if your insurance carrier dictates a longer period. This means that you are able to return your hearing aids within the trial period if you are unsatisfied, or if you would like to exchange them for another device. If you return your hearing aids, there is a restocking fee associated.
We also have real ear verification technology that can assist in the fitting of your hearing aids. This technology allows our Audiologist to measure the output of the hearing aids and determine if they are appropriately fit to your hearing loss.