Wearing hearing aids for the first time takes a little getting used to. You should not expect to put the hearing aids on and immediately hear as well as you used to be able to. If you follow these tips you will help your brain get used to the devices faster.
- Don’t get frustrated. Learning how to hear with a hearing aids is a process.
- Start off in a quiet room. This will help you get used to sounds you have not heard in some time, such as a computer fan or the rustling of papers
- Talk out loud. This will help you get used to the sound of your own voice.
- Wear the hearing aids for as long as possible each day. You should try to increase how long you wear it each day.
If you are in an uncomfortable or challenging listening environment, write it down. All information gathered within your 45-day adjustment period can be used by your audiologist to fine-tune the hearing aids at your first follow-up visit. Incorporate your hearing aids into your daily routine. Just like brushing your teeth, soon caring for and using your hearing aids will become second nature.
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