Hearing Aid Remote Programming
Hi Everyone! I’m Dr. Egan from Now Hear This, and today I want to talk to you about remote programming. When hearing aids are programmed for the first time, it needs to be done in person. That’s because hearing aids should be programmed using real ear measurements, which you can find more information about in our other videos. After a hearing aid is programmed using real ear measures, additional adjustments as your brain and ears re-calibrate can sometimes be done virtually.
We work with all 7 major hearing aid manufacturers, and some of these companies have developed software so that we can video chat with patients and make real time hearing aid adjustments. There are a lot of benefits to this: some of our patients live far away and prefer not to travel, some patients have unique listening needs, and want to adjust in their particular environment. For example, if someone plays the piano, they may want adjustments made while they are playing their actual piano at home, to test out the sound quality.
If remote programming interests you, then I definitely recommend you speak with your provider about this option as not all hearing aid manufacturers are able to do this. If you have additional questions, feel free to call us at 919 256 2898. We are happy to help our patients meet their listening needs.