Hearing Aid Follow-Ups, Why They Are So Important!

Posted By Kelly Hone on 12.03.2018 14.10

Getting a good hearing aid fit isn’t always easy, and may not be achieved after just one hearing aid fitting with an audiologist!
The first visit to get your hearing aids fitted may be the most important, but follow-ups can make the difference in your lasting satisfaction with your new hearing tools. They are a big investment, so you want to get it perfect!

Here are at least a few reasons hearing aid follow-ups are valuable to you.

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS HELP YOUR AUDIOLOGIST ADDRESS ANY CONCERNS 

It may feel like your hearing aids are working well enough (compared to how you used to hear without them!). There is always something that could be improved, especially in the first few weeks and months of wear.
Your audiologist will do their best to calibrate and fit your hearing aids to your specific needs, but real-world experience is the true test, social events and day to day life!  A follow-up to your fitting gives them the opportunity to assess whether your hearing aids are both working properly and meeting your needs. Any adjustments needed can be made and questions be answered. 

FOLLOW-UPS GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE ANY ISSUES YOU’RE HAVING 

No concern is a small concern when it involves your hearing ability and comfort.
What might seem like a minor annoyance could develop into a major problem over time,making you feel you are not getting the full benefits out of your purchase, or lead you to stop wearing them altogether! 
The hearing aid fitting follow-up appointment is your chance to voice any issues, no matter how small or insignificant, and receive help from a professional- Don't suffer in silence! Let us know and help!

FOLLOW-UPS ALLOW YOU TO LEARN ADJUSTMENT TECHNIQUES

Maybe your hearing aids are working fine, but you’re having difficulty adjusting to them. Don’t feel bad – you’re not alone! Many people have difficulty getting used to wearing hearing aids for the first time. For instance, it can take a while to get used to having something in your ear canal. Hearing aids also change the way you hear sounds and even your own voice.
Technology may also be a large part on this. With different hearing aid technology levels out there, you may be struggling to control your hearing aids from your smartphone, connecting ot just volume issues- either way we can show you for future reference! 

Your first follow-up visit is a great opportunity to reflect on how well you’re adjusting and gain some practical advice from an audiologist with years of experience helping people get used to hearing aids. If you need more help, your audiologist can also direct you to other resources to support you through your journey.

Just like professional hearing aid fittings, follow-up visits with an audiologist can make all the difference in fixing problems, addressing concerns and adjusting to life with hearing aids.

Feel free to contact us if you have any problems or queries with your hearing aids- Hearing aids not from us? No problem! 

Contact us to book your appointment!
Hinckley: 01455234600
Leicester: 01162623279
Rothwell: 01536 713775 or 01604 372127