Tip #1: Start in a quiet room at home first to get used to the new sound quality.
Sounds like the ticking of a clock, the humming of the computer, the beep of the microwave or the ruffling of clothes or paper may seem loud to you at first, because you have not been hearing them properly for a long time.
Tip #2: Read Aloud to Yourself
Learn to adjust the volume of your own voice when you are wearing the hearing aids.
Tip #3: Talk to Different People
Learn how to distinguish between different sound patterns again.
Tip #4: It Takes Time
It will take some time before you are completely used to your hearing aids and can fully enjoy the benefits.
Tip #5: Wear Your Hearing Aids Frequently
Wear your hearing aids for as many hours a day as you can, and for a littler longer each day.
Tip #6: Make Notes
Make notes in a booklet, write down difficult situations and describe what any unpleasant noises were like. This information will help your hearing healthcare professional to fine-tune the hearing aids better for your needs.
Tip #7: Involve Your Family
Involve your family and friends in this familiarization period. For example, ask someone to set the television to a comfortable volume.
Tip #8: Wear Them in Many Environments
When you are beginning to get used to wearing the hearing aids, wear them in mroe difficult listening environments such as the office, at parties or in restaurants. This can be difficult even for people who can hear normally. Give yourself time to regain your ability to hear in these difficult situations.
Tip #9: Make the Hearing Aids a Part of Your Life
Make your hearing aids part of your everyday life and be patient with yourself while you are learning to hear sounds correctly.