When someone gets a hearing aid for the first time there is an adjustment period. How long that adjustment period lasts will depend on many factors but on average it will be a few days to a week or two.
During the adjustment period most people will gradually increase the amount of time they wear their hearing aid. The ultimate goal is to use your hearing aids virtually all of your waking hours.
When you first get hearing aids, it is helpful to get used to them by having one on one conversations in a quiet area where the background noise is limited. As you get more accustomed to wearing them, you will be comfortable in situations with more people and more noise.
In time you will be used to dealing with all types of situations with your hearing aids.
These tips will also help you:
1. Even with hearing aids there are still things you will miss. Don’t worry, no one (hearing aid wearers or not) hears everything in the course of a conversation, don’t expect to have super hearing!
2. Don’t push. It will take a little time to get used to the hearing aid. Wear them for as long as you are comfortable and build up that time until you wear them whenever you are awake.
3. Listening to sounds can help you acclimate more quickly to your hearing aids. Whether it is a program on t.v. or an audio book you can benefit just from listening.
Hearing aids can help you get more out of your life by being more involved with those around you. And ongoing improvements with hearing aid technology continues to increase the effectiveness of hearing aids in all situations.
But there will still be a short adjustment period, just be patient and talk to me if you have any questions and in a short time you will love your new hearing aid!
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