Question: What should I look for when I’m ready for new hearing aids?
Answer: Fitting hearing aids is based on the skill and technique of your doctor of audiology. There is not one individual setting on a hearing aid that is right for everyone. The aids must be programmed and modified for your ear canal, type of hearing loss, communication needs, and comfort. Computer programming is critical to success with hearing aids. Fine-tuning the amplification and frequencies is a science which must be verified with objective measurements and confirmed with specified tools to ensure optimal hearing aid performance. Adjusting the aids and fitting the custom earmold or dome tip is an art resulting from experience and collaboration with a team of audiologists. Finally, the patient and family receive auditory training and rehabilitation techniques to learn the best communication strategies.