Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your hearing professional will program them based on a prescription to meet your hearing needs. The hearing professional will explain how to use the devices, how to insert and remove the devices, how to change or charge batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. This appointment will generally take approximately one hour. It is a good idea to bring a family member or close friend to the hearing aid fitting so they can help remember all the information that is given and be a support to you.
Motivation is one important key to success with hearing aids. Hearing aid studies have shown that people who are motivated have a better experience with hearing aids. If you, as well as your spouse or family, approach your hearing aid fitting with a positive outlook you will have a much better listening experience more quickly. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing. By working closely with your hearing professional, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.