When hearing-impaired individuals are first fitted with their new hearing instruments, they may be somewhat overwhelmed by the many sounds that have eluded them for so long. It may take a while for them to become adjusted to hearing words and sounds that they have yet to become accustomed to hearing more clearly. With this in mind, it is recommended that those with new hearing instruments limit their initial use to a few hours at a time. It’s even important to wear a hearing instrument when it is quiet so that the brain can adjust to the sound. In fact, anywhere from two weeks to a month may be needed to get used to living with rediscovered background noises.
P.S. It takes time for new hearing instrument users to get used to the sound of their own voices because hearing instruments change the way they hear themselves.
A successful hearing aid fitting is more than just selecting the correct device for your hearing needs. The hearing aids need to be properly fitted to your ears so that they provide the correct amount of amplification to maximize hearing aid benefit. To schedule a hearing assessment, please call EAR & HEARING CLINIC. We are registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario.