Once you have selected your hearing aids after the evaluation process, Dr. Jarrell will program them based your prescription to meet your individual needs. She’ll explain in detail how the devices are used, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change or charge batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. This appointment will generally take one hour and allows us enough time to cover the details and answer all your questions. It is also 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. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask for written instructions, we’re happy to provide them!
Understanding your hearing aids
When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different emotions about the sounds you hear. This is normal and to be expected. The goal of the hearing aid is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, but the sound you hear should also be clear and pleasant. Small changes can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting if there are things that you feel should be adjusted right away. Remember to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have with your professional.
Adjusting your hearing aids
Attitude is an important key to success with hearing aids. Hearing aid studies have shown that people who have a positive attitude do better 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, and by working closely with us, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids and soon forget what life was like without them.