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Do hearing aid makers provide instruction or assistance to new users?

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While hearing aid manufacturers do not typically provide instruction or assistance to new hearing aid users, such assistance is available from the patient's audiologist. The audiologist helps the user choose the right hearing aid, as the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders explains.

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An audiologist should help a hearing user learn how to put in and take out the hearing aid, clean it and adjust the hearing aid's volume in various auditory environments. A customer should confirm with his audiologist whether the audiologist is available to make adjustments and repairs, whether he provides loaner hearing aids during repair periods, and what other instruction he provides, according to the NIDCD.

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