Hearing Aid Advice
Patients needing hearing aid advice
If a patient has been advised that they would benefit from having a hearing aid(s) then our Audiologist will speak with them about the type of hearing aid that is best for them. They may take an impression of their ears so that a customised ear mould can be produced. This has to be sent away – we will be in touch with the patient to make a follow-up appointment as soon as it returns, usually within 4 weeks.
At the next appointment, we will fit the hearing aid, program it to match the patient’s individual type and degree of hearing loss, and provide full instructions on how to use and control it. We will provide written instructions to support the verbal information given.
6-8 week follow up appointments
We will arrange a follow-up telephone call 4 weeks later to see how the patient is progressing and to arrange an appointment to make any alterations that are needed. However, if they experience any difficulties before the follow-up then they should get in touch straight away.