Hearing aids are designed for unsurpassed performance. Yet like with all fine machinery, they need some TLC from time to time. Learn more about how we can help you keep your devices in proper working order.
Hearing Aid Fittings and Programming:
People who use hearing aids often say that these small devices are one of the best investments they’ve ever made. Yet in order to get the most out of your purchase, your hearing aids will need to be appropriately fit and adjusted. Along with our professional recommendations, your patience and persistence is key in utilizing your devices to their fullest potential. Once you’ve acclimated to this new way of hearing, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to visit us!
During a hearing aid fitting and programming appointment, the team at Mark Kripal Hearing & Audiology will calibrate your devices to meet your specific needs. The type and extent of your hearing loss as well as your lifestyle will all determine exactly how your devices are adjusted, and we rely on your feedback to let us know how your hearing aids are working for you.
We’ll be sure to give you all of the information and tools needed to excel with your devices from day one, including tips on how to clean and care for them, how to replace their batteries, and how to store them. If your hearing aids come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity or other advanced features, our team will ensure that you feel comfortable taking advantage of everything your device has to offer.
Remember, it can take some time to get used to the way the world sounds with your hearing aids, so it’s best to take a slow and steady approach. Many of our patients wear their hearing aids for longer periods of time each day until they’ve fully adjusted while others are so excited that they use their devices full-time from the start. At Mark Kripal Hearing & Audiology we recommend that you do whatever feels most comfortable for you, but remember that our staff is always here to answer any questions and offer support along the way.
We recommend scheduling follow-up visits during the first 4 or 5 months after receiving your hearing aids, and these visits along with regular maintenance and routine evaluations will help to keep your hearing healthy for years to come. The keys to your success rest in your patience while acclimating to your hearing aids and making sure that you communicate your needs so that we can calibrate your devices to achieve optimum performance.
Hearing Aid Repair:
The amount of processing power that a hearing aid contains is impressive, and yet like most electronic devices, they can sometimes malfunction. At Mark Kripal Hearing & Audiology we understand that your hearing aid can be a lifeline to the outside world, and if your device is in need of a repair, you want it to be completed as efficiently as possible.
Our team is experienced in handling a variety of hearing aid repairs and in most cases can complete the necessary work in our office on the day you bring them in. We will take the time to inspect and diagnose the problem, and using state-of-the-art tools can bring your device back to life so you can get on with your day! However, some situations may require more than we can address in our office, and in this instance we are happy to send your hearing aid to the manufacturer for repair.
Rest assured, however, that our dedicated team will do everything we can to make this process as painless as possible. We’ll do everything we can to get you back on the path to better hearing quickly.
To ensure you are comfortable and acclimating to your new device(s), we will schedule multiple checkup appointments within the first 3 months and regular checkups every 3-4 months for the life of your hearing instrument. These appointments have been and continue to be free – so at no cost to our patients! Whether you’re returning for a scheduled checkup in 6 weeks or 6 years, these appointments are done at no cost to our patients.
Contact our office today. If your hearing aid needs some extra attention. It may benefit from a cleaning or simple tune-up, so feel free to stop by and allow us to help you get back to hearing better!