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  1. 1. Many people mistakenly believe that hearing aids will solve all of their woes and makeeverything around them sound perfectly clear. The truth is that hearing devices make it easier for one to communicate with ones friends and , but they are corrective devices like eyeglasses and cannot completely cure hearing loss. What they can do, however, is help maximize ones hearing ability and improve ones quality of life greatly. It is simply important to know what to realistically expect to get the most out of your hearing hearing aids
  2. 2. Make Sure Your Hearing Aids Are Comfortable Above all other issues, ahearing aid should fit comfortably on your ear The aid should also not be tooloud or too soft If cheap hearing aids your hearing devices are uncomfortablein any way, you should discuss the issues with the manufacturer or the placefrom which the aid was purchased Most of the time, hearing aids can beadjusted to both feel and sound better for the wearer Remember that you donot have to settle for discomfort, as this can lead to improper use of yourhearing devices Remember that Its Normal to Hear New Sounds Many usersof hearing devices find that they can hear sounds they may not have heard foryears These sounds - the refrigerator motor, birds chirping, doors squeaking,or even ones own footsteps on solid ground - may seem annoying andintrusive at first
  3. 3. What you have to remember is that before your hearing loss, you also heardthese sounds - but you eventually learned to tune them out so that they werenot bothersome This process will start over again, but it will take some time foryou to acclimate to the sounds Patience is critical, and you must rememberthat hearing these sounds actually means your hearing aids are workingproperly! It Takes Time to Get Used to Amplification While some people maytake their hearing aids out of the box, put them on, and begin wearing themduring every waking hour, this may be too overwhelming for most Hearingaids give you a new way of hearing, and you will be hearing new, loudersounds for the first time in years Because of this, you need to give yourselfsome time to get used to the new experience To get the optimal experience,start by only wearing the hearing devices for a few hours a day Each day, afew more hours in slowly, until eventually you are using the aids all the time
  4. 4. Using Hearing Devices with the Television and with Cell Phones Two of thebiggest complaints that hearing aid fitters often hear is that television and cellphones do not sound right to users of hearing devices This is to be expected -hearing aids are intended for use in live sound settings Even with your hearingaids, you may not be able to hear everything on a television, particularly ifthere is also music playing or the person speaking is off screen And you mayfind you have distortion or interference with cell phones In these cases, youmay need to assistive hearing devices that are intended for your situation -something to make your television louder, or a neck loop for your cell phone,for example Your hearing aids will, however, still work well for everydayinteractions Noisy Situations Hearing aid users will likely find that in noisysituations - crowded restaurants or busy stores in a shopping mall, for example- they still have a hard time hearing a conversation
  5. 5. However, this is also normal Even people who do not need hearing deviceswill have difficulty in such situations When you are in a noisy place, ask theperson that is speaking to you to speak slowly and clearly and to face you Ifpossible, you can turn yourself away from the main noise or move to a slightlyless crowded area With these adjustments, your hearing devices will have abetter chance of doing their job Maintenance Every hearing aid needs regularmaintenance to work properly You should clean your hearing aids daily, asthey will likely accumulate dirt and even ear wax from standard use
  6. 6. You also need to make sure that you are changing your battery often In orderto keep hearing devices small and lightweight, batteries need to be kept smalland lightweight as well This means that hearing aid batteries may not lastmore than few days, and that replacement is critical If you hear beeping inyour ear, that doesnt mean your hearing aid is broken, it just means its time tochange the battery! In addition, all hearing devices have a finite lifespan, nomatter how carefully they are maintained Components of hearing aids aresmall and delicate, and they will corrode over time In addition, technologychanges rapidly and it may not be worth fixing a hearing aid that has becomeoutdated
  7. 7. The industry average for a hearing aid lifespan is four to five years You mayget more time out of it, but it is important to go into your hearing aid purchaseexpecting that you will need to replace your unit around this time ConclusionIn order to get the most out of your hearing aids, you need to do your researchand understand the capabilities of the models you are considering Once youhave made your purchase, you should start out by reading the manual -something that many people are tempted to skip When you understand whatyour hearing devices will and will not do, you will find that your quality of life isenhanced and that you are able to hear things you never thought you wouldhear again
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