What First-Time Hearing Aid Users Need to Know
New, digital-technology hearing aids offer more features than ever before. They also offer the most natural sound quality available. While hearing aids allow you to enjoy life more fully, there’s also a period of adjustment that can be frustrating for first-time users. Hearing aids take some getting used to, but by knowing what to expect, you should be acclimated in no time!
Not only do your ears need to get used to understanding the new sounds, but your brain does too. The sounds you hear may seem unnatural and overwhelming for the first few days because of this. If the sounds you hear are painful or confusing, there may be something wrong with your aid and you should call your doctor as soon as possible.
Something in the ear
It definitely takes some time to get used to having something in your ear. The most important thing is that the hearing aids fit well. If the ear mold of a behind-the-ear model or the shell of an in-the-ear model does not fit tightly in the ear canal, the hearing aid may whistle.
Hearing Your Own Voice
While first wearing hearing aids, you may think your voice sounds unnatural. It also takes time getting used to sounds like chewing, and the feeling of having “plugged” ears.
Getting used to hearing aids takes time. For millions of people, the results are worth the effort.