On the go with your new hearing aid
With a hearing aid that is perfectly adjusted to your needs, you can practically enjoy a whole new life. Do you know how hearing loss is diagnosed and who prescribes such hearing aids? Perhaps you are also wondering what measures need to be taken to adjust the hearing aid and what it looks like when you get used to it?
We would be happy to support you on your way from poor hearing to your new life with the right hearing system. You can read more about this here.
Often it is the people around them and not the person themselves who notice a hearing loss. Has anyone told you before that you can't hear properly or that your ears don't seem to be working properly? Maybe you already have this suspicion yourself? In this case, don't wait too long and find out the cause. Never forget that hearing loss treated early can usually prevent the serious consequences. So don't waste time.
Are you aware that hearing loss is a German people's phenomenon? More than every sixth person in Germany can no longer hear optimally. That should make you think.
Adjustment, health insurance and the individual hearing system
We are happy to help you on the way to your new hearing system. We support you in your adjustment process at any time. If you have any questions about billing with your health insurance company, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer you a huge network of experts and acousticians for all matters. With your ears you are in the best of hands with us. You are welcome to contact us by phone for comprehensive and individual advice. This is done free of charge. We provide you with all the information you need about hearing loss and hearing aids.
Your hearing loss will be determined
It is particularly advisable to have your hearing tested. Such a hearing test only takes a few minutes. This is the best way to assess your hearing ability. To do this, you either go to an acoustician or to your ear, nose and throat doctor.
Your hearing loss can be measured very precisely there. The measurement results from your ear, nose and throat doctor are important for later billing with your health insurance company. Your doctor can determine and determine the medical cause of your hearing loss. He can also professionally clean and clean your ears. In this way, it can be ruled out that too much accumulated ear wax is the cause of the hearing problems.
It is best to plan around 20 minutes for a hearing test. You don't have to prepare for this particularly.
Hearing loss, deafness and deafness
If there is a hearing loss of around 50 dB, it is referred to as a hearing loss. With this value, the specialist speaks of a moderate hearing loss. But there is also a slight form of hearing loss in the range between 20 and 40 dB. The severe hearing loss affects a hearing loss of 60-80 dB.
Hearing loss that borders on deafness means a hearing loss of 90 dB or more.
A deaf person has a hearing loss of more than 120 dB.
In comparison, you can listen to how loud your watch is ticking. This noise has a volume of approx. 20 dB. Normal conversations are conducted in 55 dB. As a rule, typical traffic noise is around 75 dB.
Your prescription for a hearing aid
The prescription for a hearing aid is a medical document. This will be issued for you by your ear, nose and throat doctor. The document is important for the health insurance company. This confirms that a hearing aid is necessary. You will need this prescription both for first aid and for early replacement with a hearing aid. Without this prescription, you have a problem.
Such a hearing aid prescription is issued if your hearing is subject to the legal indication. Otherwise this will not be recognized by the health insurance company. You will receive this hearing aid prescription from your ear, nose and throat doctor immediately after the examination.
Then hand over the hearing aid prescription to the acoustician you trust. He will give you recommendations for hearing aids that are best for your situation. When making this recommendation, the acoustician takes into account his measurement and medical history as well as your personal needs as well as your budget and your taste.
If you prefer an in-the-ear hearing aid, your hearing care professional will make an impression for the earmold. For this, your auricle will be molded.
The acoustician will then prepare the selected hearing aid for you. Depending on the hearing system, this can take between one and two weeks.
The validity of the hearing aid ordinance
Such a regulation is valid for a hearing aid for a total of six months. However, some health insurances require that the registration for hearing aids is submitted no later than 28 days after the prescription has been issued. It is therefore advisable to visit the hearing care professional immediately after receiving the hearing aid prescription and to initiate the fitting.
How is my hearing aid fitted?
As soon as the hearing system has been prepared for you by your acoustician, the fine-tuning can be done. This includes both the volume and other functions. All details are tailored to your hearing preferences and your hearing loss. Your acoustician will explain how to use your device. It also informs you about cleaning, drying and changing the battery. As a rule, you should plan around an hour for this training. Further dates for readjustment will follow.
Now the time has come and you can finally try your hearing aid at home. Put your hearing aid to the test in every day-to-day situation of your life. You can then share your experiences directly with your hearing care professional. Your device will then be set and adjusted accordingly on this basis.
Your goal should be to adjust your hearing system and hearing aid so that it is comfortable to wear and that you can enjoy optimal performance.
The adjustments are basically free of charge for you. The same applies to the appointment dates. As a rule, you only incur costs when you buy a hearing aid.
This is how you get used to your hearing aid
In the beginning, you should always wear your hearing aid in all conceivable everyday situations. It can seem very strange to you, that's completely normal. Do not forget that for a long time you have only heard some of these sounds muffled or even not heard at all. Your own voice may even sound completely strange or too loud. Hearing loss is also a matter of getting used to. You even get used to speaking louder yourself. Give your ears time and be patient so you can get used to the new sense of hearing.
Your hearing is trained by the new acoustic impulses. You will quickly notice that you regain a large part of your quality of life every day.
Our expert tips for you
Remember to wear your hearing aid for several hours a day. It is best to use it early in the morning and only take it out in the evening. You should really only take a listening break if you have complaints, for example if you have a headache.
A small hearing diary is perfect so that you can write down any abnormalities. You will then discuss these abnormalities with your acoustician at the next appointment. This information is particularly useful when fine-tuning a hearing aid.