Evaluation for Hearing Aids
If your hearing evaluation with the Audiologist reveals a permanent hearing loss, she will discuss the option for hearing aids for one ear or both depending on your hearing loss. She will explain what sounds you do not hear well and what a hearing aids can do to help. It is important to remember that hearing aids are an aid to what is left of your hearing. It is usually at this appointment that you will be able to see and touch different styles of hearing aids. The audiologist will help you choose the best hearing aid style, features and level of sophistication based on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and financial circumstances. The final decision on which hearing aid(s) is purchased is your choice. You may also be able to have a trial of loaner hearing aids prior to making your decision.
Once you make a decision, the Audiologist may take impressions of your ears if you selected in-the-ear aids or behind-the-ear aids that require earmolds. Hearing aids usually need to be ordered from a manufacturer which may take a couple of weeks. Once the aids are received from the manufacturer and programmed you will be invited back to have them fitted and adjusted.