At Sussex Audiology we like to 'check in' with our patients to make sure everything is going well.
After a fitting, we like you to have, at the very least, an annual hearing test, check up of the hearing aids and your ear canal. We also encourage our patients to book into see us if they have even the slightest issue.
The relationship of a patient and Audiologist is incredibly undervalued. The aftercare that is included with your hearing aid is of the utmost importance. It is very rare that a hearing aid is fitted once and never adjusted for the rest of its life. There are three main areas that require attention.
The maintenance of Hearing Aids
In order for a hearing aid to work well it must be serviced and cleaned, if a component is blocked or broken it is incredible how this will affect sound quality.
All hearing aids have parts that need to be maintained and/or regularly replaced, this can be any of the following;
The tubing, the wiring, the receiver filters, the microphone filters/covers, the domes, the moulds.
It is important that this is carried out effectively. Each person requires different levels of maintenance depending on whether they produce excessive wax, excessive moisture, work or live in a dusty environment. At Sussex Audiology Centre we are happy to demonstrate the best methods to help with this maintenance, supply cleaning products or where necessary, do this for you at routine intervals.
The programming of the Hearing Aid
The success of a hearing aid also relies on making sure the programming is still suitable for your hearing loss, a hearing test should be carried out at least annually and any adjustments made as required.
Regular hearing tests and ear examinations
An annual hearing test and look in the ears to check for any wax or foreign bodies is also important to general health as well as successful hearing.
New patient aftercare
If you have not purchased your hearing aid through Sussex Audiology but would like to see us we would be more than happy to take on your aftercare.
We charge £75 for a hearing test and £45 for reprogramming.