All of our patients undergo a comprehensive hearing exam prior to receiving hearing aids to determine the cause and extent of the loss. A detailed case history is also completed. If a patient is a candidate for hearing aids, the styles and technology options that will work best for the patient are discussed. The patient chooses a hearing aid to try and the hearing aids are fit and programmed to match the unique hearing loss. At this point, each patient is given instruction on how to retrain the brain to listen for important sounds and ignore irrelevant noises. Patients are also instructed on how to use and care for the hearing aids. Follow up appointments will help the audiologist fine tune the patient’s desired settings. Once a patient finds a hearing aid that works best for them, a purchase agreement is signed and payment arrangements are made.