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Hearing Aid Fitting

Once you have made the decision to purchase hearing aids from Pacific Hearing Service, you will be scheduled for a hearing aid fitting. This appointment typically lasts 1 to 1 ½ hours. There are three basic steps in the fitting process.

  1. Assessment of comfort and appropriate fit of the hearing instruments.
  2. Evaluation of appropriateness of hearing aid settings. This is done with manufacturer specific software that allows us to adjust the hearing aids and match the settings to your hearing loss. Objective measurements called real ear measures are used to confirm the hearing aids are a good match for your loss.
  3. The third step in the Hearing Aid Fitting appointment is basic hearing aid instruction. You will practice inserting the hearing aids in your ears and learn how to change the batteries. Other basic information regarding use and care of the instruments will be provided. Information you learn in the fitting process is supplemented by our complimentary “What to Expect from Amplification” classes.