So, you got your first pair of hearing aids. Congratulations!
You are about to improve your quality of life by enjoying sounds and experiences you had been missing out on due to impaired hearing.
But success with hearing aids call for a little patience and effort on the part of the user. Keep in mind that hearing aids require a short adjustment period for the user to get acquainted with their device and get the most value from their investment.
Here are some tips that will help you get used to your device and make the acclimation process as smooth as possible so that you can enjoy listening from your new hearing aids for years to come.
Speak with your hearing healthcare professional
Ask any questions and doubts you have regarding the use and function of hearing aids during your appointment. Inform your hearing practitioner in case you feel any discomfort or pain after wearing hearing aids. Advanced hearing devices can be modified to ensure comfortable fit and appropriate listening.
Be patient and cooperate
Hearing loss in most cases develops gradually over time. Since the sounds around you have been muted for years due to your hearing impairment, it can be a bit difficult for your ears and the brain to adapt to these sounds once you start wearing a hearing aid.
There could be certain unfamiliar noises that can sound overwhelming or louder when you are using hearing aids. Consider turning down the volume or move away from a noisy environment if possible until you get used to such sounds and your device.
Get into the habit of wearing hearing ads every day
A quick and effective way to get used to your hearing aid is wearing it every day, everywhere – in the church, theatre, auditorium, concerts or when on the phone. Also, position yourself toward the speaker while wearing hearing aids so that you can hear them clearly.
Furthermore, do not hesitate to seek help and support of your family, friends and people around you during the acclimation process.
The Last Word
The first few days with your hearing aids will decide whether you will continue to use your device or not. Keeping patience while following the abovementioned tips can help speed up the acclimation process and enhance your experience with hearing aids.
Moreover, to ensure a seamless hearing experience with your device, it is necessary to find the right hearing aids for your hearing condition. HASSA being one of the leading Adelaide hearing clinics, offers a wide range of discount hearing aids from popular brands such as Starkey, Phonak, Widex and Unitron. Consult with the expert team of HASSA to seek an optimal hearing aid solution and advice on hearing care.