How Do You Know Hearing Aids Are Working?

We have different verification processes available to ensure you are getting the most out of your hearing devices. Our preferred verification process is the use of real ear measurements using live speech mapping. We place a microphone in the ear canal allowing us to measure the sound pressure levels at your eardrum while you are wearing your hearing devices. We are able to see if your hearing aid settings are giving you audibility for speech while at the same time maintaining comfort. We also use questionnaires like the Client Oriented Scale of Improvement (COSI) to help determine your specific hearing needs and rely on your input over time to track your improvement.

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Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

What Is Real Ear Measurement?

During the fitting, your audiologist will verify that your hearing aids will amplify sound properly by performing a Real Ear Measurement. This process involves inserting a device into the ear canal which is connected to an external microphone. The volume of sound near your eardrums is then measured without the hearing aids in your ears. This test ensures suitable amplification for your individual hearing loss and is recommended by both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.

The audiologist will then insert your hearing aids in your ears and turn them on. You’ll hear sounds at different volumes to verify the amplification is the correct level for your ears, and that loud sounds don’t cause discomfort.

Once the fitting is completed, your audiologist will show you how to properly maintain and care for your hearing aids. This includes how to insert and remove the hearing aids, as well as how to change the batteries.