Getting used to your new hearing aids


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Here are some tips to getting used to your new hearing aids:-

  1. Start out slow
    Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the hang of it right away. Wearing them for a few hours a day at the start is the best way to get used to the adjustment.

  2. Start out in quiet spaces
    This will ensure you are not overwhelmed and have the ability to process new sounds you may not have heard in a while. Sounds such as chewing, sneezing, and birds chirping may sound loud at first, but with the proper wear of your hearing aids, these sounds will not be overwhelming over time.

  3. Don’t adjust the volume up or down too much 
    This will allow you to make adjustments from a base level and get used to the sounds you may be hearing.

  4. Don’t be alarmed if your own voice sounds “different”
    Your own voice may seem very loud and unfamiliar at first, but this will dissipate the more you wear your hearing aids.

  5. Follow-Up with Audiologist
    Ensure you follow up with your Audiologist with any questions, concerns, and book follow-up appointments. This will allow you to track your progress and answer any questions you may have. This is also a great time to fine-tune, clean, and adjust the volume on your advice and report any concerns you may have.