Hearing Aid Fittings

Audiologist holding a hearing aid

The fitting appointment is where the recommendation becomes a reality and the hearing aids are physically tailor fit and the sound quality is adjusted for maximum benefit. Advanced objective measurements are performed to make more detailed adjustments and to verify the optimal settings. Finally, the patient’s individual needs are taken into consideration during the programming phase and any initial adjustments are completed. Use and maintenance of the hearing aids and other listening ‘strategies’ are then reviewed. These strategies help to maximize the patient’s ability to hear in difficult situations. At the end of the fitting appointment, 2 or more routine follow up appointments are booked. These appointments are necessary to address any issues that may be preventing success and to make sound quality and physical adjustments to the hearing aids if required.