There is no need to panic if your hearing aid does not make your hearing significantly better on day one. It is common for people to return for more adjustments during the early weeks of wearing a hearing aid. In fact, it can take up to six weeks before you achieve the maximum possible benefit from your new hearing aid.
Hearing aids are sophisticated devices, but using them should not be difficult. When you go to your initial fitting, your audiologist will program and adjust your hearing aid. Hearing aids are optimized in a quiet environment, but nothing beats your personal experience of wearing the hearing aid in day-to-day situations. In some environments, you are going to be amazed at how well you hear. In others, there will be room for improvement. Follow up hearing aid adjustments ensure you are getting all the benefit possible from your hearing aid.
Did you know that most hearing aids have user-adjustable settings to make hearing in different environments clearer? Your audiologist will show you how to use these presets. Your hearing aid adjustment is a good time to give your audiologist feedback about your experiences using your new amplification device.
Almost all issues that you may encounter with your new hearing aid can be resolved with a few simple adjustments. If you are not fully satisfied with the performance of your hearing aid, please contact us for a hearing aid adjustment today.