24 November 2014
24 November 2014,
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9 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time

Our hearing aids offer both fit convenience and aesthetically pleasing appearance once put on the ear as they become nearly invisible to the naked eye.

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.

2 responses on “9 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time

  1. Ivy Baker says:

    My father has been having some issues hearing lately. He isn’t sure if he should get hearing aids. It seems like he should get a hearing test done to help him make a decision. It also seems like if he gets some he should do what you suggested and wear them in different environments.

  2. Marcus says:

    Thank you for mentioning how you should involve your friends and family when trying to get adjusted to hearing aids. It is important to remember that taking the time to understand this can help you find the best way to adapt to hearing aids. My dad was talking about how he needed to get hearing aids, so we want to help him get used to them.

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