Tips for adjusting to new hearing aids

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Dr. Kevin Bolder

AuD, Audiology Associates

Hearing aids will help you hear better, communicate more effectively, and enjoy a better quality of life. Hearing aids can be an adjustment, but they will bring many positive changes to your life. As you start wearing your devices, keep the following tips in mind for a smoother transition. 

Getting Used to Hearing Aids

Even when you know what to expect, you will still be surprised the first time you hear the sound of your own voice. Hearing aids are designed to amplify sounds, so certain sounds may take you off guard at first. 

As you adjust to hearing, identifying, and interpreting noises, you may realize that you need adjustments. If you ever experience this, please let us know, and we can help your hearing aids sound and feel better. 

Adjustment Takes Time

Adjusting to hearing aids can take time. But as long as you wear your devices often and come see us for check-ups, the adjustment process will be much easier. Try not to get discouraged, it’s normal to feel frustrated, but know it will be worth it in the end.

Below are some additional tips for adjusting: 

Wear your hearing aids for a couple hours at a time, gradually working your way up to a full-day wear

Start in quiet places before you go into louder environments

Read aloud or listen to audiobooks to help boost your brain’s sound recognition and learn how to regulate the volume of your voice

In a few months, your hearing aids could feel as natural as your own ears. 

To schedule a hearing evaluation today, please call Audiology Associates at (661) 284-1900. Kevin Bolder, Au.D., Patrice Rifkind, Au.D., and John Davis, Au.D. are three of the best in Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley. Visit our website at www.AudiologyAssociates.net or stop by our office located at 23838 Valencia Blvd, Suite 100, Valencia, CA 91355. 

We are hearing healthcare excellence!

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