At Innovative Hearing Technology, understanding and addressing your individual hearing needs is paramount. We take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions, which leads to a customized plan built around your specific requirements.
If you’ve completed a hearing test with us and we have recommended hearing aids, the next step is to determine which hearing aids or other assistive devices work best for you.
We work with the leading hearing aid manufacturers to ensure that we can recommend the most appropriate hearing aids for your level of hearing loss, lifestyle and preferences. Most manufacturers offer four ranges of product technology with varying features and price-points: basic, standard, advanced, and premium. We’ll provide you with a variety of options so you can make an informed choice.
Hearing Aid Fitting
When choosing hearing aids, the most important factors for overall success are acoustic fit and physical fit. Acoustic fit refers to how well a licensed hearing care professional programs the aid(s) to your specific hearing needs. Physical fit refers to how well the hearing aids fit in your ear(s), which can affect both hearing and comfort.
We’ll address both acoustic fit and physical fit during a Hearing Aid Fitting. During the appointment, we’ll ensure that the hearing aids fit comfortably on and in the ear; make sure the sound level is adjusted for your level of hearing loss and your individual needs; make adjustments to calibrate the hearing aids; and provide instructions on how to use your new hearing aid, and more importantly, how to take care of them. We realize there can be a lot of information to absorb, so we encourage discussion and questions. If you wish, have another individual with you at the appointment — a spouse or other family member — who can help you and provide support.
Aftercare / Follow-up
Once you’ve had a chance to use your new hearing aids for a few weeks, it’s important to schedule a follow-up appointment. Using your hearing aids in real-life settings will let you experience how well they improve your ability to hear daily sounds and to comprehend conversations. However, this adjustment period will also allow you to determine if there are any adjustments to be made, both to the fit of the hearing aids (are they comfortable?) and the way they function.
As hearing loss can change over time, it’s important to have your hearing monitored over the longer-term. We’d be pleased to schedule an annual hearing test for you.