Getting a hearing aid
When your child is to be fitted with a hearing aid, the hearing clinic will provide advice on the pros and cons of various kinds of hearing aid for the child.
The ear is examined
When your child is to be fitted with a hearing aid, the hearing care professional will examine the child's ear with an otoscope. An otoscope is a kind of microscope which is used to view the ear canal and eardrum; using the otoscope, the professional can check whether both of these appear healthy. Then an impression may be made for an earmould for your child's hearing aid.
In order to create a comfortable and precise earmould for your child, an impression material is used to create an exact replica of the ear canal.
Fitting the hearing aid
Fitting your child's hearing aid is performed as accurately and individually as possible, using specially-designed computer software. The software stores data from the fitted hearing aid, and this data is then used for future fittings.
What you can expect
The hearing clinic should regularly test the child's hearing and make the necessary adjustments to the hearing aids. The hearing care professional should also ensure that, as a parent, you can use and maintain the hearing aids.
The procedure from the child's point of view
Experience a hearing aid fitting session in the children's game Chiwi.
Hearing aid types
The choice of hearing aid depends on the type of hearing loss, the shape of the individual ear canal and to some extent the user´s own individual preferences.
See which hearing aid types Widex offers.