If your audiologic hearing evaluation points to a need for hearing aids, we will take the time to discuss multiple options to determine what will best meet your needs. Our recommendations are based on your lifestyle and your comfort level with certain technologies or accessories.
Depending on when and where you experience hearing difficulties, we will review better communication strategies that can help to improve your relationships with those around you.
With a proper hearing aid fitting, many patients learn to adjust to their new hearing aids quickly. The sounds should be clear, comfortable, and pleasant. We will work with you to make sure you are getting the most out of your new hearing solution.
Follow-up appointments are necessary so we can continue to program the hearing aids optimally and address any questions you may have.
Hearing aids are not one size fits all solutions, so we emphasize a comprehensive fitting and follow-up schedule to ensure you are getting the most out of your devices. Part of your success relies on knowing what to expect with your hearing aids at home and in more challenging situations, so your appointment will not only include programming the hearing aids based on your hearing loss and sound preferences but will also cover the following:
Patient satisfaction is of high importance at our offices, so we encourage patients to participate in the 45-day trial period which is mandated by law in the State of California. We understand that adjusting to your hearing aids can be a bit of a learning curve, so we follow an acclimatization approach which allows you to hear and understand better in baby steps.
For the majority of patients, hearing aids always provide better hearing at home and in noisy environments, but it is up to each patient to determine if you like what you hear in your unique environments. Patients are recommended to return for 4 to 6 follow-up visits so that we can program your devices to meet your needs successfully.
You can expect Dr. Wilson to review your medical history as well as discuss and address any concerns you might have about your hearing health prior to the examination.
Modern hearing aids are reliable and durable, but like all electronics, they may require repairs from time to time. Our office can help repair hearing aids from most manufacturers, often with same day service.
Assistive listening devices can help people with all degrees and types of hearing loss. You may have certain communication needs that cannot be solved by the use of hearing aids alone.
Dr. Wilson performs cochlear implant evaluations and programming at both of her offices. Based on the results of this evaluation, she will make the recommendation for a cochlear implant if she believes it is the most beneficial option to improve hearing and speech understanding.