Hearing aid fitting process[Detailed process]
Hearing reminds everyone that the general hearing aid is only a semi-finished product after leaving the factory, and the deeper value of it is like the glasses. After the hearing test, the “fit” is performed according to the different degrees of hearing loss. Only the hearing aid is tested. After a professional and accurate fitting, the hearing aid can be used as a finished product for hearing-impaired patients. Everyone has different hearings, so they can’t borrow others. Even if they are the same person, the hearing is different between the left and right ears. Therefore, the hearing aid users cannot exchange their own ears. Therefore, the effect of the hearing aid is closely related to the professional debugging of the fitter and the professionalism of the fitting center. The success of the fitting also directly affects the effects of hearing rehabilitation and speech rehabilitation.
Personalized hearing aid matching process
Understanding the hearing aid fitting process helps hearing-impaired patients understand the fitting process of hearing aids, select a professional fitting agency, and a professional fitter to obtain good hearing aid fitting effects and rehabilitation effects. The following is the basic process of hearing and hearing of adult hearing aids.(Child fitting is different from adult fitting);
01Medical history collectio
The fitter needs to ask the patient’s medical history of hearing loss to understand the cause of the patient’s hearing loss, determine the patient’s choice of hearing aids, and possible problems, and predict the patient’s condition development and hearing aids.
Check the patient’s ear canal, observe the external auditory canal, tympanic membrane and middle ear and record;Combined with the medical history to determine whether a referral is needed.
Including pure tone audiometry, game audiometry, visual enhancement, behavioral observatio(child)Speech test, etc.;Hearing testers choose different test methods according to the patient’s condition and age.;The fitter explains the test procedure to the patient and asks the patient to complete the test.
04Interpretation of test results to communicate with patient expectations
Explain the test results to the patient. The auditory proficiency tester predicts the trend of possible hearing changes according to the test results, and predicts the intervention effect according to the speech test for functional impairment assessment, and explains to the patient. Understand the daily difficulties of patients, give patients reasonable expectations, combined with various factors, according to the performance, function, type of hearing aids.
The appropriate hearing aids are selected for pre-selection and audition based on the patient’s medical history, test conditions, and patient expectations.
06Determining the fit scheme
According to the patient’s experience and needs, combined with all aspects of the patient, determine the final model and refine it.
07Personalized debugging hearing aid
Start with the main problems of the patient, connect the hearing aid, personalize the debugging, refine the various problems of the patient, and explain and explain the adaptive problems.
08Comprehensive effect evaluatio
Depending on the patient’s condition and age, different assessment methods are used to maximize the “sharpness” and “comfort” of the hearing aid.
09Take ear prints and ear molds and custom machine
The hearing aids the judge to determine whether or not to take the ear prints based on the choice of the hearing aid model and the patient’s hearing.
After the ear-printing mold is taken on the spot, the fitting center will mail the ear-printing mold to the manufacturer to make the ear mold or the custom machine. After the production is completed, the user will be notified by phone, usually waiting for one week.
10Hearing aid daily use and maintenance instructions
Hearing guides the user to correctly wear the hearing aid method, change the battery, routine maintenance and maintenance, introduce the four stages of the adaptation period, the use of the drying box, the role of the warranty card, and the extended warranty plan.
The hearing aid should be fine-tuned after the hearing aid has been adapted. Hearing will call you back within a month of picking up your phone to find out how your hearing aid is being used and to make sure your hearing aid is used correctly and effectively.
It is recommended that hearing aid users pay attention to the daily maintenance and maintenance of hearing aids, and regularly go to the store for professional maintenance.(Especially wet weather)It is recommended once every one to three months.