Fitting your hearing aid: Getting it right for you

hearing aidYour hearing aid needs to fit like, well, a glove. And your hearing care professional can make that happen.

Considerations include the size and shape of your ear canal and outer ear, as these are needed to keep the unit in place and feeling comfortable.

But that’s not all.

If you have a tendency to accumulate ear wax, your hearing care professional may recommend a style that is less prone to this issue and is more easily cleaned.

If you live in a humid environment or are involved in heavy physical activity, you should consider purchasing a style that has excellent moisture protection.

If you have a history of ear-related medical concerns, your hearing care professional will advise you that you consult with your physician or ear specialist to ensure that these factors are managed. Some hearing aid styles may be more suitable for you, depending on the ear condition.


Hearing aid help and more

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia is offering complimentary hearing screenings at its six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Covington, Culpeper, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, and Lexington.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 512-1164.

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