Hearing Centers of Rhode Island carries a wide variety of hearing aids by different companies. Some of the more popular brands patient's purchase are Oticon, Phonak, Starkey and Widex.
What to Expect During Your Hearing Aid Fitting
A hearing aid fitting covers a lot of important information associated with receiving and feeling comfortable with your devices. Besides all of the tests and questions that will be answered, you will also get to voice any concerns you have with the device. Remember during your hearing aid fitting is to communicate openly and honestly with your audiologist.
Hearing Aid Fitting
A hearing aid fitting is an appointment that allows the audiologist to make personal adjustments to your device and tailor it to your specific hearing needs. The audiologist will guide you through finding the right fit, the correct amplification, and will go over the features of your particular hearing aid. Your audiologist will also educate you on how to insert and remove the device, how to properly care for your hearing aid, and any general maintenance tips to follow. You will also learn about the adjustment period for your hearing aid, which can take anywhere from two to four weeks for you to fully adapt to hearing the world around you again.
A hearing aid is only as strong as its settings. Part of the hearing aid fitting is testing pitches and volumes from soft to loud, determining the best programmed settings and personalizing it to your specific hearing needs. The hearing aid fitting allows the audiologist to fine-tune your device to better accommodate your hearing loss.
Hearing aids are made to be comfortable for many hours at a time. New designs keep the size to a minimum so that users will forget they are even wearing a hearing aid. But even if you choose the most comfortable hearing aid in the world, if you don’t put it in correctly it will not work the way it should. Hearing aid fittings are crucial for passing on this type of information.
Hearing Centers of Rhode Island has both professional ENT Physicians and Audiologists to identify the correct hearing device for the patient. Call and make your your appointment at one of our 3 convenient locations at 1-855-368-4327.