Hearing aids can take some getting used to, there’s no question about that. But adjusting to hearing aids means successful hearing. In this week’s blog, we’ll give you some pointers on how to adjust to your new hearing aids. With successful hearing, chances are you’ll be much happier than before you had your hearing aids.
Pointers for Adjusting to Hearing Aids
Start with Acceptance: At first, accepting that you need hearing aids can be hard. But when you acknowledge their necessity, adjustment to your hearing aids will go more smoothly. Once you get past the initial acclimation period and issues of physical comfort are taken care of, you can be on the road to successful hearing.
Have a Positive Outlook: Your attitude toward hearing aids makes a big difference. Having a positive outlook will help. Just because you have been fit with hearing aids does not mean they will help, you need to be willing to wear them. A positive attitude can help you in so many facets of life, so don’t be afraid to apply it toward adjusting to hearing aids.
Get Educated: Education gives you the tools to succeed. Get educated about your hearing aids and your hearing loss. Since hearing relies on more than just your ears, give yourself the best chance to learn as much as you can.
Set Reasonable Goals: Reasonable goals are another measurable way of adjusting to hearing aids. Focus on your improvements and allow the hearing aids to be an asset. After all, the so-called learning curve or adjustment period for hearing aids can be anywhere between six weeks to six months. You will need practice and commitment in order to succeed.
Give It Time: Patience is the key, so don’t lose confidence if adjusting to your hearing aids takes some time. Consider wearing your hearing aids a few hours a day, gradually working toward wearing them all day. In time, your hearing aids will feel like an extension of your ears. There is an adjustment period when you first start using hearing aids. Realistic expectations, practice, and patience are all essential to successfully integrating hearing aids into your life and achieving successful hearing.
Better Hearing Starts with Canary Hearing
Are you experiencing hearing loss? Canary Hearing can help. We are a family owned and operated hearing aid dispensing practice with over 40 years of professional hearing correction experience. Our full time hearing care professionals can assist you in selecting and fitting the right hearing aids to help you start living life to the fullest. Get in touch with Canary Hearing today or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.