Hearing aids are ear-worn or body-worn devices that are designed to reduce problems associated with impaired hearing. After a hearing aid is purchased from a skilled hearing health care professional, the device must be fitted for the hearing aid user. This step in the hearing aid process occurs after a diagnostic hearing evaluation and selection of an appropriate device. The term hearing aid fitting refers to a series of steps that are performed to ensure that a hearing aid is functioning optimally for an individual to meet that person’s auditory and lifestyle needs. These steps include the following:

  • verification of the device to demonstrate that it is functioning appropriately according to manufacturer specifications;
  • adjustment of the device’s settings according to the hearing aid user’s individual needs and ...
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