A hearing aid adjustment (hearing aid reprogramming) is when a hearing healthcare professional will make fine-tuning changes to the sound of the hearing aid. This may include changing gain, noise control settings, compression, program settings, and other available features of the hearing aid.
The purpose of the hearing aid adjustment is to improve sound quality and audibility for the hearing aid wearer. Adjustments may be performed frequently in the beginning stages of wearing a hearing aid for the first time. Additional hearing aid adjustments are necessary if a change in hearing occurs.
With today’s digital hearing aids, hearing aid adjustments are done using computer programming software. The more advanced the hearing aid is, the more fine-tuning adjustments that can be made.