Some other important information: 
  • An open discussion about your hearing history
  • A test of how well you hear different tones
  • A test to see how well you understand speech in quiet
  • A test of your hearing in background noise
Our goal is not to sell you a hearing device, our goal is to help you hear better!

What to Expect: 

  • We will program your hearing aids to your hearing levels.  
  • We will show you how to clean and take care of your hearing aids. 
  • We will review and practice how to change the batteries.
  • We will review and practice how to put the hearing aids in and remove them from your ears. 

   After this exam, we will talk with you about your hearing test results and we will decide

   together what is the best solution to help you hear better.  


If moving forward with new hearing technology is the best solution for you: 


We will discuss different products, features, and price points.  You will have the

opportunity to try multiple manufacturers products during an in office demonstration.  


About a week later, you will have your hearing aid fitting.  During the initial fitting: 

  • Bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment.  There is a lot of information, and having another person's perspective is often very helpful. 


  • We will do our very best to be sure you are satisfied with your hearing devices.  If you decide they are not for you, all devices purchased from Rhode Island APD & Hearing Solutions come with a 30 day risk-free trial.  Within this 30 day trial period, you can return the hearing devices and receive a full refund.  You will only be responsible for a small exam fee.    

You're on your way to better hearing!

The most important thing is to be comfortable with your new devices.  


After your initial fitting, we will have a few follow-up visits.  The first one is typically two weeks after your initial fitting.  During this visit we will do some follow-up testing and work on fine tuning your hearing settings.  First, we will repeat your hearing test with the new devices on.  Then, we will perform a more specialized test to confirm that the hearing aid is operating correctly, and producing exactly the sounds that your ears need for your hearing loss.   It is our mission to be sure you are hearing your very best.

A successful hearing aid fitting is so much more than just selecting the correct device for your hearing needs. Since your hearing levels are unique to you, each aid needs to be carefully programmed and fine tuned to ensure that you are receiving the very best results.  You can't simply stick them in your ears and have them work as they should. 

Here is some basic information about what to expect when you come to

Rhode Island APD & Hearing Solutions:


   We will assess your needs.  This includes: 

Phone: (401) 585-5439

Fax: (401) 589-5639 

Address:  989 Reservoir Avenue #203  Cranston, RI 02910

48 million people in the US suffer from hearing loss but only a small fraction actually do something about it.  The hearing test really is the easiest part.  The hardest thing is accepting the changes in your hearing and calling to make your first appointment.  

It's amazing to think of the technological power that hearing aids have, particularly because they are so small.  You are basically wearing a computer on your ear!

Find Us:  989 Reservoir Avenue #203
Cranston, RI 02910

Call Us:  (401) 585-5439‚Äč