At Miracle-Ear, we understand the importance of ongoing care for hearing aids. That's why we're committed to helping you repair or perform a routine checkup on your hearing aids in Pleasanton, California. If you're 18 years old or younger, it's best to get medical authorization from a doctor, preferably an otolaryngologist, before getting your hearing aids adjusted. This process can take up to four months, and during this time you may need to have several follow-up sessions with an audiologist to ensure that you're getting the most out of your hearing aids. At your appointment, you'll have the opportunity to practice inserting and removing the hearing aid and battery, as well as adjusting any controls that the hearing aid may have.
It's important to have realistic expectations about what your hearing aids will do for you and how quickly you'll adapt to the increased hearing capacity. Everyone's experience is unique and individual. An audiologist will be able to determine the type and degree of hearing loss and its impact on communication. In addition to providing hearing aids, Kaiser Permanente hearing centers in Northern California offer many other audiology services such as hearing tests, retraining therapy for tinnitus, vestibular testing, cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA), and pediatric hearing health services. When you start wearing your hearing aids, you may be surprised by all the sounds that you had forgotten about. To help you get the perfect fit for your hearing aid, here are five simple steps:
- Get a Hearing Test: If you're having trouble understanding conversations or if you're feeling overwhelmed by loud noises, it's a good idea to get a hearing test.
This can be done at Kaiser Permanente centers.
- Choose Your Hearing Aid: There are many different types of hearing aids available for residents of Northern California. Your audiologist will be able to discuss the different styles and technological advancements with you.
- Adjust Your Hearing Aid: During this visit, your audiologist will help you adjust your hearing aid so that it fits comfortably and works properly.
- Adapt to Your Hearing Aid: It can take some time to get used to your new hearing aid. Be patient with yourself as you adjust to the increased sound capacity.
- Follow Up with Your Audiologist: It's important to follow up with your audiologist after getting your hearing aid adjusted. They can help ensure that you're getting the most out of your device.
We offer a wide range of high-tech hearing aids that can make listening a real pleasure. If you have any questions about hearing loss or hearing aids, don't hesitate to reach out.