Be patient with yourself, wearing hearing aids takes time. Your brain needs to readjust to the sound. It has been a while since you have heard some sounds. Your brain needs to process and identify if it is an important sound or background. Remember: we start hearing at birth, you were adjusting the same way you are now-many sounds you are hearing again for the first time in 7-10 years.
Getting used to wearing hearing aids will also take some time. Your ears may itch, or you may feel them, in time will not even know they are there.
Wear your hearing aids everyday even when you are alone. A person with normal hearing does not turn off the world when they are alone. You must get used to the sounds, also it may be a safety issue. You need to hear all the time.
Also, if you are not wearing your hearing aids during the time you are alone, you may never adjust, or it may take longer than you would like. Every time to leave them out your brain must readjust when you put them back in.
Tip: If you are having problems: wear them for 4 hours then take them out for 30 minutes, do this throughout the day and it will become easier. Never leave them out just because you are aloneyou may never fully receive the benefit and you may become one of those who just leave them in the drawer... Yes, it is one more thing we must do every day. It will be worth it- you have to try, and it will not always be easy.
Practice every day
Ask friends and family what they hear.
- Walking outside
- In a quiet place
- At a party
- At a busy restaurant
- At public gathering
- Meeting etc.
For best results wear your hearing aids at least 8 hours a day. Skipping days or taking them out will slow your progress or even prevent your brain from fully adapting.
A Positive attitude can make all the difference... Stick with it, it is not easy. Ask your family to help and encourage you. Come in for adjustments or counseling if you are having difficulty. This is a journey not a destination .... dB Hearing is hear!!!