Your hearing aid fitting is an important process that sets you up for success with your devices outside of our office. We’ll take the time with you to discuss what you can expect with your new hearing aids and will review the ins and outs including:
- How to use your hearing aids
- How to put in and remove your hearing aids
- How to change your hearing aid’s batteries
- How to clean and maintain your hearing aids
Our audiologists at Northeast Georgia ENT offer a 30 day trial period and recommend at least two follow-up visits after your initial fitting. Since acclimating to hearing aids can take some time, these visits allow us to adjust your devices as you uncover what works well and what needs improvement in your daily life.
We recommend routine visits to address your hearing health every 3 to 6 months. This allows us to provide general care and gives us the opportunity to assess the efficacy of your specific hearing solution.
6 Tips for Increasing The Longevity of Your Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are complex electronic devices, and although they are durable, easy-to-use, and reliable, they require regular cleaning and maintenance to extend their life and proper function. Here are 6 quick tips to keep in mind when using hearing devices:
- Hearing aids don’t mix well with heat or moisture, so leave them out at night to dry.
- Clean your hearing aids daily, as earwax drainage can damage them.
- Don’t use makeup, hairspray, or other hair care products while wearing hearing aids.
- Turn your hearing aid off while not in use to save battery life.
- Make sure the batteries are out of reach of children and animals as they are a choking hazard.
- Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the instruments whenever they are removed from your ears.
The small intricacies of caring for your hearing aid may seem daunting, but remember, proper hearing aid care helps retain ideal hearing conditions, extends the life of your hearing aid, and ensures proper hygiene.
Hearing Aid Cost
Audiology at Northeast Georgia ENT offers hearing aids in a wide range of styles and price points. Many of today’s devices integrate advanced technology and is thus reflected in the cost, while other more basic styles can be less expensive. Financing plans and cost reducing options may be available as well as hearing device purchases without an accompanying service plan. More information is available during your consultation.