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Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing aid fitting is a critical part of your success with hearing aids, which is why it’s important to come to us for professional services. Hearing aids work extremely well when they are fitted to your ears and adjusted for your hearing needs and preferences.

First our hearing professionals will check that your hearing aids are physically comfortable, then we’ll program the hearing instruments, check your hearing with the hearing aids in place, and show you the advanced features of your new hearing aids and how to care for them.

We help you get the best sound with your hearing aids

We will program your new hearing aids based on the results of your hearing test and your individual preferences and unique listening environments. We can fine tune your hearing instruments to help you hear in a variety of situations including restaurants, crowds and other difficult listening situations. Hearing is subjective, so even someone with the same hearing loss as you may prefer to have their hearing aids programmed differently.

Live Speech Mapping

At The Audiology Center we also use Live Speech Mapping, a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow you and your family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.

Hearing and Follow-up Care

We want you to get maximum benefit from your hearing aids. Over the course of one to three follow-up visits, we’ll look at the situations where you thrive and those where you might need some improvement. We’ll adjust your hearing aids based on your experience with them.

Remember that today’s hearing instruments are highly programmable, and small adjustments may make a big difference. All hearing aids should be comfortable with respect to the physical fit and the sound loudness. If there is any discomfort, you should return to us immediately for alterations to provide a comfortable fit.

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Early treatment is the most effective treatment.

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"My wife and I want to express thanks to your staff for competence along with the pleasant work attitude as we visited your office. What a pleasant visit overall and what a great job done with Jean's hearing aids!!! Both ladies deserve accolades for making visitors feel welcome - we surely appreciated their time and attention!!!!"

Dave and Jean M., 
Patient

"I have worn hearing aids for over ten years. I was unable to hear my family and unable to discern the direction sounds were coming from. I wanted to upgrade my old hearing aids. I was fit with new hearing aids with upgraded technology. Dr. Niedringhaus tested my hearing and found changes in my hearing that my old hearing aids were not correcting. I would definitely recommend the Audiology Center and Dr. Niedringhaus to others. I am well pleased with my hearing aids and the service I received."

Elizabeth T.,
Patient

"I was having difficulty hearing sounds and not being able to distinguish words. I was especially having difficulty in noisy situations. I was asking people to repeat themselves. I was also having trouble hearing on the telephone. It was recommended that I see an audiologist and I was referred to the Audiology Center in Rock Hill. I was fit with new hearing aids to correct my problems. I would very definitely recommend the Audiology Center to others. "

Jeri H., 
Patient

Getting Used to Your Hearing Aids

It takes time to adjust to hearing aids. In general, the greater the hearing loss and the longer the hearing loss has been present, the more challenging the transition to using hearing aids. We’ve had patients that needed only a few days to get used to their new hearing aids, but most need a few weeks to a few months.

Be realistic. Hearing loss typically develops over many years. Becoming reacquainted with sounds while using hearing aids will take practice and time. It is important not to become disillusioned or frustrated while your brain adjusts to the new sounds provided by your hearing instruments. The time you spend adjusting to your new hearing aids is well worth it.

There is no perfect way to learn how to adjust to hearing aids. Try to be patient with yourself, and return to our office for further adjustments or consultation if needed. We’re here to help you through this process.

Getting the Most from Your Hearing Aids

There are three things you can do to get the most from your hearing aids and to help us adjust them so you get the maximum benefit from wearing them:

  1. Wear the hearing aids as much as possible. The more you wear them, the more you’ll get used to them and, most importantly, the more information you’ll have to tell us so we can make adjustments.
  2. Write down the situations where you feel your aren’t hearing your best, that way, we can re-program the devices to work better in that specific situation.
  3. Be patient. Most of the time we can help you get more from your hearing aids, but it does take two or three visits to make this happen.

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