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Free Hearing Aid Fittings at Home UK - Including hearing aid fitting procedure and what to expect

Updated 02/01/2024

Free Hearing Aid Fitting in the UK

Free Hearing Aid Fitting at Home in the UK

Hearing aid fitting appointments and what to expect

 

How to get fitted for a hearing aid

Once your audiologist has advised the right digital hearing aids for you, your lifestyle, your hearing loss, and the technology and connectivity you require - you will be fitted with your new hearing aids. 

For hearing aid fittings to be successful, your hearing aids must be fitted properly, as this ensures you are provided with the right amount of amplification - which will enhance and maximise your hearing experience.  Take this time to get to know your hearing aids, how they work, and what they are capable of.

 

Hearing aid fitting checklist

This page will hopefully answer some of the questions you may have regarding hearing aid fitting at home and hearing aid fitting protocol.  Such as:

 

Free hearing aid fitting appointments in the UK

Hearing Aid Fitting Process

The advantages of a professional hearing aid fitting

 

Hearing aid fitting guidelines in the UK

A hearing aid fitting appointment is the same whether you are in the clinic or at home.  Using your hearing test results, your audiologist will know exactly how much gain your hearing aids need to give you that right amplification.  For instance, amplifying soft sounds to make them audible and compressing loud sounds so they are more comfortable.

Your audiologist will also discuss your common listening environments, and what you should expect from your hearing aids and you will go through what features your new devices have.  Here is when your audiologist will make suggestions according to your audiogram and communication needs.  

If earmoulds are needed, your audiologist will take impressions of your ears and you will be contacted when your custom-made hearing aids are ready.  But if not, you can have your hearing aids fitted there and then, in most cases.

 

Why is it important that hearing aids are programmed correctly?

A professional audiologist knows how to fit a hearing aid professionally and successfully.  Hearing aids that are fitted correctly are vital for a successful hearing experience and for you to get the best out of your new devices.  That is why most of our patients prefer a hearing aid fitting at home - the programming is the most realistic, as you are in the environment you spend most of your time in.

Your hearing loss will be reviewed in a follow-up appointment, as well as any maintenance needed in the future.  It is also important to remember that it takes time to adjust to your hearing aids and to contact your audiologist if you think they need adjusting in any way.

 

What about hearing aid fitting NHS?

Searching for hearing aid fitting appointment NHS?  Some styles of hearing aids might be available for you to wear then and there, however, others might need to be custom-made which takes a few weeks.  When your hearing devices are ready they will be programmed by the NHS to suit your hearing loss needs.  Another appointment will be scheduled to check how you are getting on with your hearing aids.

 

Hearing aid fitting costs in the UK

We can't speak for other companies, but our hearing aid prices include all testing, fitting, programming, and ongoing aftercare for the life of the hearing aids.  This is the same for services in the clinic or at home.  However, this is not the case for all hearing aid companies. 

 

Need more support with free hearing aid fittings at home?

If you are not purchasing your hearing aids from us then please check with your audiologist whether there is an additional cost for this service.  Call us free on 0800 567 7621 for more information.

 

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Reasons why people prefer hearing aid fittings at home

  • Your hearing aids will be tuned and fitted in the most realistic environment possible
  • You’ll get help connecting to your wireless devices
  • You can strike up a personal relationship with the audiologist
  • It’s much more convenient
  • Home visits tend to be better for older adults
  • You pay the same price for a more bespoke service
  • Better for those who are unable to attend a clinic for health or logistic issues
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This page was written by Paul Harrison - Audiology Expert

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Managing Director & founder of Hearing Aid UK, with over 20 years of audiology experience and a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Council (BSHAA) between 2015-2020.

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Common FAQs about hearing aid fittings at home

Why is it important that hearing aids are programmed correctly?

Hearing aids that are fitted correctly are vital for a successful hearing experience and for you to get the best out of your new devices.

Do you pay extra for hearing aid fittings and programming at home?

Our prices include all testing, fitting, programming and ongoing aftercare for the life of the hearing aids. This is the same for services in clinic or at home. 

What are the benefits of a hearing aid fitting at home?

Your hearing aids will be tuned and fitted in the most realistic environment possible.

How long does it take to be fitted for a hearing aid?

How long does a hearing aid fitting take? When it comes to the hearing aid appointment itself and the hearing aid fitting - expect it to take between one and two hours.

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