If you wear hearing aids, you probably know that from time to time, they need to be programmed. Whether you are getting the right fit on new hearing aids or need to adjust the programming after some use, you might want to simply do it yourself.
Although a hearing aid professional can always be called upon to program your hearing aids and ensure a good fit, there are circumstances when you might find it more convenient to program your own hearing aid. Perhaps you like to be in charge and get the details right on your own! Here are some things you should know about programming your own hearing aids.
Can I program my own hearing aid?
As noted above, hearing aid professionals typically program your hearing aids for you. They are trained and experienced in programming hearing aids. However, there are some situations in which you can program your own hearing aid.
First, you need to make sure that your hearing aids allow you to program them yourself. Some hearing aids do not have this option. Second, programming your own hearing aid will require you to use hearing aid software. If you are not very tech savvy, it might be a better choice to have a professional program your hearing aids.
How to program your own hearing aid
If you have made certain that you can and want to program your own hearing aid, here’s how to get started!
If you need help choosing a hearing aid, talk to your hearing aid professional. They will be happy to assist you.
Connect your hearing aids to your computer using the software and/or cables provided by the manufacturer. Then, follow the instructions in the software to adjust the settings and program your hearing aids as you would like. After all, you know your hearing best!
To learn more about how you can program your own hearing aids, we invite you to contact our office today.