Audiology Australia acknowledges that some consumers and clients may be interested in self-fitting hearing devices as a solution to managing their hearing loss or perceived hearing difficulty.
For these clients, we have developed a free guide that explains some of the challenges associated with purchasing, fitting and adjusting self-fitting hearing devices.
Audiology Australia (AudA) supports the provision of hearing devices for all clients that have been diagnosed, through appropriate clinical consultation, as benefiting from the assistance of a hearing device.
This includes self-fitting hearing devices – sound amplification devices that do not require a hearing health professional to fit the device to an individual.
In all cases, we recommend the involvement of an Accredited Audiologist: in the diagnosis of hearing loss or a self-perceived hearing difficulty and in the support of clients, either face-to-face or through teleaudiology, with the adjustment of their preferred hearing device.
Our guide helps clients understand: