Hearing Care Centers

97 South St
Suite 101
West Hartford, CT 06110
860-247-7724

1019 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
860-583-5332

9 Norfolk Rd
Torrington, CT 06790
860-482-7944

Care Is Our Middle Name

Hearing Aid Fitting

Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your hearing professional will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs. The hearing professional will explain how to use the devices, how to put them in the ear and how to remove them, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. It is also a good idea to bring family members or a close friend to the hearing aid fitting so they may be of support for you if you have questions while at home.

When you put the hearing aids in for the first time, you may have a different reaction to the sounds you hear. This is normal and to be expected. The goal of the hearing aid is to make everyday sounds audible and comfortable, but the sound you hear should be clear and pleasant. Small changes can be made to the hearing aids at your first fitting if there are things that you feel should be adjusted right away. The hearing professional may do some testing to make sure the hearing aids are giving you enough sound where you need it.

Attitude is one important key to success with hearing aids. Hearing aid studies have shown that people who have a positive attitude do better with 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 your hearing professional, you will get the most out of your new hearing aids.