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A well-fitted and properly adjusted hearing aid can make all the difference in the way you hear the world around you. To maximize amplification and provide the best experience, your hearing aid should be customized to your unique hearing needs. At HearAgain, we are committed to just that.
Your hearing aid assessment and fitting will begin with a review of your hearing test results as well as a discussion about your lifestyle needs, your style preferences, and your expectations for life with hearing aids. To help determine your best hearing aid options, your audiologists will evaluate aspects such as the degree of your hearing loss and the types of environments or social situations where you need the most hearing assistance.
Your hearing test results will determine the degree of amplification or compression your hearing aid needs to provide to make soft sounds audible and loud sounds comfortable.
Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all. Hearing aids vary greatly in style, power options, price points, and integrated technology, and your perfect device is the one that fits you and your life the best. Features can include invisible design, advanced digital technology that minimizes background noises in a variety of listening situations, automated capabilities that adjust settings for you, and rechargeable batteries.
Based on your results and your discussion, your hearing care professional will recommend several options for you to choose from. Depending on their product availability, you may be able to try out a demonstration hearing aid for a few hours or even a few days. The audiologist will order your selected model and schedule a return visit to pick them up and conduct an initial programming. If you select a behind-the-ear (BTE) with earmold style or a custom-fitted inside-the-ear (ITE) style, the audiologist will take an impression of your ear canal to accompany your order.
At HearAgain, we understand your time is valuable. That’s why we make it easy to get the device you need and get back to your life as soon as possible. Our hearing professionals can perform assessments and fittings at either of our two locations, with or without an appointment; with our mobile lab, which regularly visits communities around Oklahoma. We carry all major hearing aid brands and can complete any necessary custom-fitting requirements on the spot.
Once you receive your hearing aids, you will need to have them calibrated to your hearing loss and preferences. Your audiologist will conduct Real Ear Measures, which verify that your hearing aids are amplifying sounds correctly. A thin tube with a tiny microphone attached is inserted into your ear canal to measure the volume of sound near your eardrum without the hearing aid device.
Then, with the tube still in your ear, your hearing aid will be inserted and turned on. Now, the audiologist can measure the volume of the sound output of the hearing aid. He or she will play sounds of varying volume to make sure loud sounds are not uncomfortable, moderate sounds are amplified appropriately, and soft sounds are made audible.
After the audiologist confirms your hearing aid is working properly, you will receive instructions on how to clean and care for your hearing aid, use any special features, and change or recharge the hearing aid batteries.
Hearing aids can take time to adjust to, both in the physical fit and the new sound amplification. The audiologist can create a plan to help you adjust to the new sensation gradually, which may be especially important if you have been experiencing hearing loss for years. A plan may include only wearing your hearing aids for a few hours and gradually increasing the time; begin with more quiet and familiar environments like your home or family, then in restaurants or other louder places. Some people may adjust to them in just a few days, but most people need several weeks to months to grow fully accustomed to them.
You will have a follow-up appointment with the audiologist to re-evaluate your hearing aids and make any necessary adjustments. He or she will also check to make sure you are getting used to them and address any questions or concerns you may have.
At HearAgain, we believe better hearing is a necessity, not a business. As a family-owned and operated company, we have been serving Oklahomans where they need us most for more than 50 years—in their homes and their communities. We take the time to understand your needs and create customized solutions that are not only tailored to your life but improve your life. We work hard to make finding and maintaining your perfect hearing aid simple and seamless with on-site and same-day repairs, flexible appointment scheduling at home or in our office, walk-in availability, and dedicated, compassionate customer service. We even offer free lifetime hearing aid cleaning for any hearing aids purchased from HearAgain.
To make an appointment at one of our two locations, schedule a home visit, or find out when we’ll be in your area, call us today toll-free at 855-748-5920.