Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids
The following tips can help you adjust to your new hearing aids and get the most out of every listening experience.
Start Wearing Your Hearing Aids
Your hearing care professional will advise you on how long each day to wear your hearing aids during the first few weeks. During this time you will become more comfortable wearing the devices as well as putting them on and taking them off.
Give Yourself Time
Hearing aids are designed to provide you with a greater range of sounds and these new sounds may surprise and tire you at first. It's okay to take a break from conversations or noisy environments, as needed.
Adjust To Your Own Voice
It is likely that at first, your voice will sound different and this is to be expected. The more consistently you wear your hearing aids the better your voice will sound to you.
Don't Expect To Hear Everything Right Away
Avoid turning up the volume too loud, as this can lead to distorted sound and discomfort. If possible, program your hearing aids to automatically adjust when in different listening environments.
Block Out The Noisy World
Start by focusing on what you want to hear and practice filtering out the rest.
Till next time,
Kostas (Gus) Neoclis, Sc.D., CCC-A, Audiologist