Once you have decided to act on your hearing loss, you’ve already made the first step towards improving your quality of life. The next steps will involve a hearing care professional who will determine the best fit for you and support you with choosing a hearing aid that’s right for you.
1. There’s no one size fits all
Your first meeting with a hearing care professional is all about your unique experience. Your hearing and hearing loss is as unique and individual as you are. That’s why your hearing care professional will ask questions to learn all about your specific situation - how your hearing has changed and what your challenges are.
2. The best solution for you
Once your hearing care professional has a picture of your situation, you’ll do a hearing test to measure what you can and can’t hear. The results of the test combined with knowledge of your specific needs and circumstances – such as your work, family and social life – will help your hearing care professional give expert advice on the best hearing aid for you.
3. The right fit for you
Once you and your hearing care professional decide on the right hearing aid for you, you’ll have a fitting and the fine tuning will begin. Your hearing aids will be customized to suit your needs, preferences and lifestyle. Your hearing care professional will teach you everything you need to know about using and taking care of your hearing aids. Together you’ll go through the process of Remote Fine Tuning, which means that adjustments can be made to your settings and amplification levels whereever you are connected to wifi.
4. Adapting to your new hearing
Your hearing loss has happened gradually over time, and your brain has adapted to it, that’s why it’s important to increase the amplification of the sounds you hear gradually as well. It’s also a good idea to gradually increase the number of hours you wear your hearing aid during the day. Your hearing care professional can make the adjustments for you with Remote Fine Tuning so although he or she will always be there to assist you, you don’t always need to travel to their office for adjustments.
5. Continued fine turning
As you become accustomed to wearing your hearing aids and to the richness and complexity of the sounds around you, you may find that you want to change the kinds of settings you use. Different environments require different ways of listening – a restaurant, busy street or a windy beach all have different challenges and qualities. With ReSound you always have control over how your hearing aids are responding to different sound environments – either by adjusting the settings yourself or by sending a request to your hearing care professional via the Remote Assist app.