After purchasing hearing aids for the first time, wearers need to assimilate themselves to learn how to hear with their new devices.
Typically, someone who has hearing loss cannot recall specific sounds the same way as a person who has normal hearing abilities. Auditory restoration helps them become more familiar with sounds again, and teaches them what normal and suitable expectations would be while using their new hearing aids.
Develop Better Hearing
Most people will only solicit help with their hearing aids after many years of suffering from varying degrees of hearing loss. During those years, these individuals adjust their hearing to listening to their surroundings at a lower volume.
Everyone has experienced being in a dimly lit room, and then going outside on a bright, sunny day. The sunlight can be too bright.
A similar feeling happens when using hearing aids for the first time. New wearers have not experienced the full scale of normal hearing in many years, so they may become over stimulated with the new hearing experience provided by their hearing aids.
At this point, it would be pertinent to see a hearing professional. These specialists will help you learn the process of rehabilitation, and will also give you the right expectations during different phases of your rehabilitation. They will help you adjust to your new hearing capabilities to create a smooth transition.
Aural Rehab can Make a Difference
Starkey offers a free online rehabilitation program known as “Ready, Set, Hear!”. It helps users acclimate to their new hearing aids.
Adapting to your new hearing aids is not a quick method. Patience, determination, and guidance, along with appropriate expectations can be established. Learning to hear again can be a wonderful and life-changing experience!
If you, or a loved one, have been hesitant to get hearing aids but would like to try them out, contact one of our hearing instrument specialists at Pure Sound Hearing Aids for a consultation.