How to Adjust to Your Hearing Aid.
Some of the common complaints about adjusting to wearing hearing aid devices are the presence of so many new sounds. It can be difficult to process, distinguish, and figure out the direction of some sounds. Users are often unsure of both the direction that the sound is coming from and how close it is. Some sound enters the ear at just the right angle so that it becomes a distraction, rather than just another sound in daily life.
Yes, a hearing aid is supposed to amplify the sounds of daily life, but most wearers want to hear their conversations, class lectures, and office meetings clearer (and sometimes the birds chirping across the park on their days off), but not all competing at the same time. So, what should a new hearing aid wearer do to overcome the stimuli overload and adjust to their new sense once and for all?
Going from hearing impaired to the use of hearing aid devices is an adjustment in every way. The audiologist… Continue reading