If you’ve recently noticed some hearing loss, or maybe you have known for a while but not wanted to face up to the issue, then it’s time to acknowledge that while your hearing may not be perfect at the moment, with the right hearing aid, you’ll be much better off. Stepping into the world of hearing aids can seem daunting at first, but a hearing aid fitting is, for many, a simple, straightforward and exciting experience. So, read on for some examples of how you can benefit from a hearing aid fitting.
You Will Have Individual Needs
Just as everyone is different, so are everyone’s individual hearing needs. So, your experience and needs will be individual to you. Your audiologist will work with you to assess your level of hearing, your needs and the biomechanics of your ear to create the right solution for your loss of hearing.
You Can Choose the Right Hearing Aid for You
Believe it or not, there’s more than one type of hearing aid. There are actually a number of different types to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for and how your hearing is. So, you can enjoy the process of researching and finding the right one for you.
You can choose from an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid, a behind-the-ear (BTE) or an in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid. Thankfully, the names of these different hearing aids make them easy to understand, but your audiologist will be able to give you some more detail to help inform your decision. This is another huge benefit of a hearing aid fitting.
You May Be Surprised at How Discreet Hearing Aids Can Be
One huge benefit of a hearing aid fitting is discovering how advanced hearing aids now are. Thanks to technology, many of them are so small they’re undetectable and so light that they’re incredibly comfortable.
This is especially pertinent with completely-in-canal (CIC) and invisible-in-canal (IIC) hearing aids. Thanks to their positioning, they’re incredibly hard to spot, so you’ll benefit from an almost or completely invisible hearing aid.
You Can Experience the Comfort of Hearing Aids
The advances in technology mean that they’re carefully fitted – sometimes molded – to the wearer’s ear, so they’re incredibly comfortable. Attending a hearing aid fitting will mean an audiologist can carefully test and calibrate your hearing aid to ensure it’s the best it can be. Should you experience any discomfort, you should tell your audiologist and they will rectify the issue.
You’ll Be Able to Hear
You may think it goes without saying, but the greatest benefit to a hearing aid fitting is the incredible improvement to your hearing. You may not realize how much you’re unable to hear until your hearing aid is calibrated. It can be overwhelming to some, but overall it’s a hugely positive experience.