Adjusting to Hearing Aids

The reason why a lot of people are scared of the idea of old age is because they know that their body will no longer work the way it used to. There will be a lot of small problems here and there, your eye sight will weaken, your joints will hurts and your hearing will become weaker. Thankfully due to modern innovation, we no longer have to worry about missing out on life or having to rely on someone else to be able to continue our daily tasks.

There are millions of people around the world that use hearing aids and they are very happy with their results. Of course adjustment won’t really be as simple as movies or advertisements where the person is immediately back on track. Adjusting to your first hearing aids depends on how long you have had hearing problems. If you have had it for a long period of time, then you will notice a lot of sounds at once when you wear your hearing aids. Thing can include things like the sound of walking footsteps, birds, background music, quieter conversations etc. When we are children, our brain knows which sounds to filter out and which not to, so when you put on hearing aids, your brain will have to re-adjust and re-learn background noise and unnecessary sounds.

So, it can be a little overwhelming the first few weeks you wear it. Which is why you need to start by wearing them for smaller durations and then slowly start wearing them in public and so on. You should visit your doctor after 2-4 weeks of wearing hearing aids so that they can make sure that it is tuned properly and that you are adjusting to it as well. The experts at Beltone Central California can do a consultation for you in case you happen to be interested.