A telephone follow up appointment has been arranged for you so that we can assess the progress you have made with your hearing aid/s. Telephone follow ups will take place with an associate audiologist and last approximately 30 minutes.
The appointment allows us to monitor how you are getting on with your new hearing aid/s. We usually conduct a telephone appointment eight to 10 weeks after your fitting appointment so that you have been given enough time to adjust to your new aids
Before the appointment
If you feel that you do not need this appointment or that you need to reschedule your telephone appointment, please contact the audiology team. If you require additional support for the appointment, for example an interpreter, please contact us in advance.
During your appointment
An associate audiologist will call you at your allotted time on the number you confirmed when you were last in the department. Once identification checks have been completed the appointment will proceed. During your telephone consultation the associate audiologist will ask you a variety of questions in relation to your hearing aid/s. The questions will cover:
- Overall daily usage of your hearing aid/s
- Insertion and removal
- Comfort of the device/s
- Sound quality
- Whether you feel your hearing has improved with the hearing aid(s)
- Regular maintenance
- Overall satisfaction
Your answers will allow the associate audiologist to determine whether you are doing well and can continue as you are or whether a face-to-face appointment is needed so that we can adapt the settings on your hearing aid/s or amend certain parts to ensure you are receiving the full benefits of them.
Please feel free to prepare any questions that you may have, the associate audiologist will be more than happy to answer them.
Your appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.