Tips for adjusting to your new hearing aids

Tips for adjusting to your new hearing aids Print

Congratulations on your new hearing aid purchase!!! We are so excited for you to be able to enjoy all the sounds of life again.

Here are some tips to help you smoothly adjust to your new hearing aids.

  1. Have patience, your hearing loss didn’t occur over night so give yourself some grace and time to fully adjust to your new hearing aids.

  2. Wear your hearing aids as much as possible.

  3. Your brain is going to focus on everything that is “new” at first, there are many soft background sounds you were not hearing before, and it may be overwhelming. Over time your brain will learn what to focus on and start placing sounds into the background.

  4. It is normal to hear or notice new sounds around your house again. These sounds have always been there- you just were maybe not previously aware of them. For example your fridge, the creek of your stairs or your heating system.

  5. Your hearing aids have been programmed and verified to compensate for your hearing loss- you may find this signal/sound seem strong at first. Allow yourself to enjoy all these new sounds and adjust to this new “normal” volume. Think about the day you first wore glasses or received an updated prescription.

  6. It is normal to be more aware of the new physical feeling of your hearing aids. However, they shouldn’t cause you pain or discomfort. If you have pain or major discomfort contact your hearing professional for an adjustment.

  7. As your hearing aids are not permanently fastened to your body we can expect a little bit of movement from them. If you are constantly readjusting/fiddling with them we suggest getting an adjustment at your clinic. Contact your hearing professional for further assistance.

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