Importance of Hearing Aid Follow-up Care

Follow-up care is an important part of your hearing health!  Whether you have just received hearing aids, have been wearing hearing aids, or just want to monitor your hearing, utilizing follow-up services can allow for comprehensive audiologic care.   

When you are fit with hearing aids at Garder Audiology, we utilize best practice methods such as real-ear speech mapping to ensure the hearing aids are appropriately fit for your hearing loss.  We recommend returning for a follow-up appointment about 2-3 weeks after a hearing fitting to check-in and see how you’ve been hearing.  Your feedback is important in order for us to adjust the hearing aids to best suit your hearing needs.  This will allow us to make any programming changes that are necessary after you have been able to wear the hearing aids in your everyday life.  It is not unusual to come back in for programming changes at first while you are adjusting to your hearing aids.  Our priority is making sure your hearing aids are adjusted properly to allow you to hear as best as possible!   

Additional follow-up services can include care and maintenance of the hearing aids.  Your hearing aids should be routinely cleaned to allow for them to function properly.  This can be done at home as well as in the office.  Maintenance includes changing the filters and domes as well as cleaning the microphones and other components of the hearing aids.  When we service the hearing aids in office, we thoroughly clean the devices and verify that they are functioning appropriately.  We can also review the steps with you to continue the care at home.  

Follow-up care also includes monitoring your hearing.  This can include annual screenings as well as if any changes in hearing are noticed.  Programming changes to the hearing aids can also be made if needed.   

For comprehensive audiologic care, contact Gardner Audiology at 800-277-1182 or visit to schedule an appointment.  We looking forward to working with you! 

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