Hearing aids are a wonderful way to get back in touch with your lost world of sound. It is amazing to be able to enjoy the sounds you were missing out on due to your hearing loss. Sometimes, we may be so eager to rejoin our world of sound that we may overlook some necessary measures.
Hearing with hearing aids takes a while to adjust to. While you may be excited to enjoy your new hearing world, be patient with yourself. When you get your new hearing aids, you may be tempted to try them on immediately. This may not be a good idea since it is important to familiarize yourself with the various features of the hearing aids before you try them on. Read the manual carefully and learn all the necessary functions to make the most out of your hearing aid’s capabilities.
Remember that hearing with your hearing aids is not the same as natural hearing. After all, hearing aids are electronic devices that mimic normal hearing, but do not provide the actual experience of normal hearing. Your own voice may seem odd to you at first when you listen to it using hearing aids. It may take a while for you to adjust to the new types of sounds being generated by your hearing aids. Be patient and take all the time you need.
You may need to adjust your hearing aid settings so be careful to note whether you are getting too much background noise or whether there is any feedback. Perhaps they do not fit you well and need to be readjusted. All of these can be addressed during your follow up visit to your audiologist.
Initially, wearing your hearing aids may be an overwhelming experience due to the vast increase in the sounds you can hear. It is important to be consistent and not give up. Take time out every single day to hear with your hearing aids and make sure that you gradually increasing your time duration until you are able to wear your hearing aids all day.
Remember to have your hearing aids fitted by your audiologist so that they can configure the settings as per your unique hearing requirements. They will also be able to ensure that your hearing aids fit you well and are comfortable. Do not try to fit your hearing aids by yourself since you may not be able to figure out all the necessary adjustments.
Lastly, take good care of your hearing aids by maintaining a cleaning routine on a daily basis. The daily wear and tear may cause your device to malfunction. This is why it is important to clean your hearing aids every night after you take them out, and store them in an air tight container to keep them functioning properly.
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