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