If you decide to proceed with hearing aids:
Once you decide on the type of hearing aids you will be fitted with, we may take an impression of your ear so that the hearing aid can be made to fit. This is not painful; it involves putting some soft putty-like material into your ear which sets in less than five minutes and gives us the shape of your ear. Many hearing aids do not require impressions, as we use thin tubes and domes to couple them to your ears.
Your hearing aid is then ordered from the manufacturer.
The next step is a fitting appointment for your hearing aids to be programmed (according to a prescription) to match your hearing levels. We do various tests to ensure the programming is optimised for you. We discuss how to manage your hearing aids, including putting them in, changing/recharging batteries and cleaning. We discuss an appropriate listening program to allow you to adapt to your hearing aids and to get the most out of them.