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Is Your Hearing Aid Fitting Properly?

Everything You Need To Know To Make Sure It Is

†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

For someone who has struggled with any form of hearing loss, getting hearing aids can be an exciting experience and relieving process. 

It may take a few fittings and visits to your audiologist to determine what hearing aid is best, what volumes to target, and if the hearing aid is appropriate and working properly in your ear. Don't get discouraged! The process is worth every step.

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It is of particular importance that you trust your hearing to an audiologist. Only a trained professional can know what is best for your hearing troubles and your goals. Read more about the importance of seeing an audiologist here.

When it comes to fitting hearing aids, the physical fit is not the only thing that matters. You need to consider if the hearing aid fits in your ear and stays in place, and also if the audiogram of the hearing aid is appropriate for your needs. A hearing aid should be tailored to your preferred volume and situational listening needs. If problems persist, the fitting may not be best for your needs. Here are some things to watch for are:

  • Is the volume you hear too loud or quiet?
  • In which situations is it still difficult to hear, if any?
  • Do the hearing aids move or fall out often?

If you are having any of these problems, make sure to mention them to your audiologist. Fitting hearing aids can be a process. It may take multiple follow-up trips to make sure you have a perfect fit, volume, and ideal comfort level.

There are a few things you should make sure you know before you leave the doctor's office:

  • How to change and discard batteries in your hearing aid if they require
  • How all the features of your hearing aid work for your individual needs
  • How to change programs, adjust volumes, and do other tasks that are no automated
  • How to clean and maintain your hearing aids
  • How to program them, use the remote, and use other accessories provided
  • You should have all supporting documentation, manuals, and instructions to take home
  • You should make sure you have all storage containers, tools, and accessories


Through this process, it is important to keep in mind that your audiologist's primary goal is to make sure you are happy with your hearing aids. Their job is to ensure you are educated about your hearing and provide you with all the tools you need. Make sure you get all of your questions answered and leave happy and ready to enjoy hearing life again!


†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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