Once the device is chosen, a fitting appointment will be scheduled approximately two weeks afterwards. The audiologist will enter the hearing loss information into the computer at this appointment and make changes to the hearing device. Sometimes the original results differ from the actual level of hearing loss, therefore other tests will need to take place in order to have the most accurate conclusions. These tests entail electroacoustical, auditory brainstem response (ABR) and auditory steady-state response (ASSR) testing. A real ear measurement will also be considered to account for the smaller ear canal. This measurement is to ensure frequency and intensity information about gain (amplification) is correct for transmission into the child’s ear.
Follow-Up appointments will be scheduled to ensure that the child’s hearing aid is functioning to the best of its ability in terms of fit, sound, volume, and cleanliness.