What are 4 Common Mistakes that New Hearing Aid Users Make, and How Can They be Prevented?
After purchasing your hearing aids, there are some basic rules to follow.
1. After Getting Your Hearing Aids, get them Fitted by a Professional Hearing Instrument Specialist
A great deal of involvement from you and your hearing instrument specialist is necessary for a proper hearing aid device. You need to be honest about what you can and cannot hear when taking a hearing test. The wrong type of hearing aids and incorrect programming will not give you the best listening experience. There are different hearing aids that are recommended for those who have high frequency hearing loss and for those who have low frequency hearing loss.
Keep notes on what you are experiencing when listening with the devices on. Discuss what you can and cannot hear, the comfort of or any discomfort with the hearing aids, etc.
2. Wear Your Hearing Aids Immediately After Purchasing Them
It’s important to test out the features that are available in your hearing aids and learn about basic functions of the devices. You won’t get the most use out of them if you are simply turning them on, and placing them in your ears. There is a Bluetooth feature that lets you stream your computer, music and TV. It also has noise-filters that can help block out background noises.
Work with your hearing instrument specialist so that they can program the devices. They will help you get the optimal listening experience with the proper programming.
3. Be Patient when Adjusting to Your Hearing Aids
Remember, adapting to hearing aids takes time. Your ears need to adjust to your hearing aids. You should not expect to hear exactly the same way as you did before.
The key to smoothly adjusting to your hearing aids is to leave them in your ears for as long as possible. It’s common for new users to take them off because they don’t feel comfortable. It’s like breaking in a new pair of shoes. Think about why they don’t feel comfortable.
4. Proper Hearing Aid Maintenance
Learn how to properly take care of your hearing aids from your hearing instrument specialist.
You can also get some maintenance tips from this link.
If you need a hearing test, hearing aids, a hearing aid fitting, a person to program your hearing devices, cleaning tools or advice on proper care, contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
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