Hearing Aid Fitting
Once you have determined with Dr. Maresca, which hearing aid is best for you during the Hearing Aid Evaluation appointment, you will return a few days later for your Hearing Aid Fitting appointment. The appointment will last about 1 hour, and during that time Dr. Maresca will show you the parts of your new hearing aids, how to put them in and take them out, how to insert the batteries, how to clean your new hearing aids and everyday general maintenance. Friends and family are always welcome!
When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have different emotions about the sounds that you hear. This is normal and to be expected. The goal of the hearing aids are to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, but the sound you hear should be clear and pleasant. Small changes called fine tunings, can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting, if there are things that you feel should be adjusted right away. Dr. Maresca has programmed the hearing aids based on your prescription. The prescription was based on your hearing test. This prescription is a starting point. After the Hearing Aid Fitting, Dr. Maresca will send you out into the world for 1 week. When you return, you will be asked to report the good, the bad and the ugly! Based on what you report, Dr. Maresca will make the necessary changes to improve your hearing experience if needed.
Attitude is one important key to success with hearing aids. Hearing aid studies have shown that people who have a positive attitude towards hearing aids, perform better with their hearing aids. If you, as well as your spouse or family, approach your Hearing Aid Fitting with a positive outlook, you will have a much better listening experience more quickly. Keep in mind that it may take some time to get used to the sounds you were missing and by working closely with Dr. Maresca, you will get the most of your new hearing aids.