Hearing Aid Fitting & Aftercare Support
Listen 2 Life Hearing Centers offer the most advanced, next-generation hearing aids that deliver natural hearing experiences, style, streaming, and charging-on-the-go. However, a hearing aid is only as good as the support you receive from your hearing aid specialist after you’ve purchased the hearing aids. L2L offers superior aftercare support.
The purchase of a L2L hearing aid is accompanied by a 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty and includes the following:
- Lifetime checkups, cleanings, recalibrations, tune-ups, and comfort adjustments (no co-pay)
- One annual hearing test ($55 co-pay for additional hearing tests in same year)
- Free set of domes with initial hearing aid purchase + free set of domes with each cleaning
Hearing Aid Evaluation
There are many steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of your family. A complete history will be taken, and we’ll ask you some questions related to when and how your hearing loss started, if there is ringing in your ears (tinnitus) and if you experience dizziness. We may also inquire about your general health history.
The results from your hearing test will provide the hearing care professional an outline of the sounds you may be missing or hearing, but the personal answers about your daily life and hearing aid experience will provide the basis for a more comprehensive hearing evaluation. You may be referred to a medical doctor specializing in disorders of the ear if you are a candidate for hearing aids or if there are other medical conditions your hearing professional thinks should be addressed before hearing aids are recommended. This referral can often be the first step in the hearing aid examination.
If your hearing test reveals a permanent hearing loss, a hearing aid may be recommended for one or both ears. Your hearing specialist may explain the sounds you are not hearing and what a hearing aid(s) can do to help. It is usually at this appointment that you will get to see and touch different styles of hearing aids. In some cases, you may even be able to test a hearing aid for yourself. Your hearing specialist will help you choose the best hearing aid style, features and level of sophistication based on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and financial circumstances. The final decision on which hearing aid(s) is purchased is your choice.
Once you make a decision, the hearing specialist may take impressions of your ears if you selected custom hearing aids or behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids that require earmolds. Hearing aids must usually be ordered from a manufacturer and then programmed by your hearing specialist to meet your specific hearing needs. This process can take a few weeks, so do not be disappointed if you do not receive your hearing aids the same day as your evaluation.