Serving Patients in Charleston, SC
Hearing Aid Consultations and Fitting
Hearing aid fitting is a crucial part of your experience with hearing aids, which is why it’s imperative that seek our professional services. Hearing aids work to their best ability when they are fitted correctly your ears and adjusted for your specific needs and concerns.
First, our Audiologists will make sure that your hearing aids fit you comfortably, then we’ll program the hearing instruments and see in what ways your hearing has improved, and show you the advanced features of your new hearing aids and how to care for them.
We assist you in getting the best sound using your hearing aids
We program your new hearing aids using results of your hearing test and your individual preferences and listening environments. We can fine tune your hearing instruments to assist you in hearing in a several listening environments like loud restaurants, crowds and other challenging listening situations. Hearing needs are dependent on an individual preferences, so even a person with the same hearing loss as you may prefer to have their hearing aids programmed differently than you.
Live Speech Mapping
At Advanced Hearing Care we also utilize Live Speech Mapping, a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow you and your loved ones to instantly see and comprehend the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Hearing and Follow-up Care
We want you to get the most out of your hearing aids. Over the course of one to three follow-up visits, we’ll look at the environments where you thrive and those where you might need some improvement. We’ll be able to adjust your hearing aids according to what you’ve been experiencing with them.
Don’t forget that current hearing instruments are extremely programmable, and minor modifications may make a big difference. All hearing aids should fit comfortably as far as fit and sound. If you experience any type of discomfort, you should contact us right away and we’ll provide alterations and a comfortable fit.
Getting Accustomed to Your Hearing Aids
It may take some time to get used to using your hearing aids. For the most part, the more advanced the hearing loss and the longer it has been present, the more difficult the transition to using hearing aids. We’ve had cases where patients only needed a few days to adjust to their hearing aids, but most take a few weeks to months.
It’s important to be realistic with the adjustment process. Usually, hearing loss develops over many years. Being reintroduced with sounds while using hearing aids will take some time and practice. It’s crucial not to give up on your hearing instruments in the beginning. We assure you that the time you spend adjusting to your new hearing aids will ultimately improve your daily life.
Getting the Most Out of Your Hearing Aids
There are three specific things you can do to get the most from your hearing aids and to assist us adjust them perfectly for you:
- Wear the hearing aids as frequently as you can. The more you wear them, the more you’ll get accustomed to them and the more you’ll have to tell us so we can make adjustments.
- Take not of the listening environments where you aren’t hearing your best, that way, we can re-program the devices to work better in that specific situation.
- Have patience. We’ll be able to assist you in getting the most out of your hearing aids but it will typically take two or three visits to fully get it right.