Hearing Aid Evaluations and Selection
Choosing hearing aids is a big decision and we recommend that you bring a family member or loved one to this visit. At the hearing aid evaluation you will meet with one of our licensed audiologists. Your diagnostic hearing test results will be reviewed and explained. This will include an explanation of the types of sounds that you are missing. The audiologist will try to help you better understand the nature of your hearing loss. They will ask you about the types of situations that are most difficult for you and may perform additional tests to uncover specific areas of difficulty, such as, the inability to hear in the presence of background noise. The audiologist will review your lifestyle and your ability to care for hearing aids.
Based on your lifestyle, amount of hearing loss, and your budget, the audiologist will show you different styles of hearing aids that will help you hear better in the situations that are important to you. There are many different types and styles of hearing aids. Some hearing aids have very advanced features for special situations, other hearing aids that are more budget-friendly have features that are commonly needed for more general situations.
With the many available styles and options, choosing hearing aids can seem overwhelming. Our audiologists have a great deal of experience and are very successful at choosing technology that will provide you with benefit. At the Easterseals Center for Better Hearing we are not just interested in selling you the most advanced and most expensive products, we truly care about helping you choose the best hearing aids for your hearing needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Once you make a decision, we will have to order your hearing aids. If you have selected a style that requires custom earpieces, the audiologist will take an impression of your ears so that the hearing aids will fit your ears specifically. We will give you an appointment for 2-3 weeks for your fitting. On the day of the fitting, the audiologist will customize the settings to meet your hearing needs and teach you how to insert, remove and care for them.
Regular follow up is one of the keys for success with hearing aids. On the day of the fitting you will receive a follow up appointment a week or so after receiving the hearing aids to check on your progress. All of our hearing aids come with a 30-day trial period. So if you decide that you don’t want to keep them, you may return them for any reason during the 30 days.
Many of our hearing aids come with a 3-year manufacturer and loss and damage warranty. Visit our hearing aids page to learn more about the manufacturer brands we carry.