I’ve always felt a good audiologist earns his/her stripes if he/she has “hands on experience” dealing with various types of HA software. I’ve also felt good hearing aid dealers/suppliers are ones that offer several different HA brands to try. Not just one specific brand or two. People with hearing loss need choices and you can’t get that if limited to one brand of hearing aid.
General question though. Can you expect an audiologist who has never tested a specific HA software, to do it right the first time when programming a HA for a new patient? I have no idea if all aid software programming is similar in fashion and straight forward in practice. Or if software programming varies widely from one HA brand to another.
Certainly you want an experienced audiologist adjusting your aids be they new or used. But I’m just curious when an audiologist comes across “new HA software” or for that matter a “new HA”, should the HA user expect everything done “right” the first time, as far a programming/setting up aid for trial use. With the understanding there will be more changes made during return visits. Or is there going to be a learning curve for the Audi to go through since she/he has never worked with such software before.