LIVING WITH HEARING AIDS



When you first begin to wear hearing aids everything may seem too loud. This is perfectly normal and nothing to do with having the volume set to higher. The best approach is to wear the hearing aids as much as possible during the first few days, in quiet settings such as your home, and avoid noisy situation until your brain has had time to adjust. Here at Shire Hearing Centres, after a hearing test is performed, a trial of different levels of hearing aid technology not only helps our clients ”try before they buy”-but this also helps with acclimatisation to the new sounds that you will hear.

  • KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AT FIRST
KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AT FIRST

If you have program buttons and volume controls that you should wait until you are more experienced before experimenting with them. Rely on the features of the fully automatic hearing aid to keep things comfortable.


  • A LITTLE LATER
A LITTLE LATER

When you feel ready to try out the various listening programs, you will get even more out of wearing your hearing instruments.


  • GOOD TIPS FOR A GREAT START:
GOOD TIPS FOR A GREAT START:

• Start by wearing your hearing aids for most of the day
• Use them in quite situations, and in one-on-one conversations in your living room
• Listening to the radio or television
• Use them in nosier environments such as a busy road and your supermarket
• Use the telephone

Finally, use them with family or friends at home and at your favourite place. This is likely to be the most challenging scenario. At first you may not be able to hear everything that people are saying, but over time you will be able to train your brain to hear easier in this types of situations.


  • HOW DO I LEARN TO HEAR AGAIN?
HOW DO I LEARN TO HEAR AGAIN?

Hearing aids are not like glasses, where your vision is restored once you put them on. Initially sounds might seem rather loud and even strange, this is because the brain forgets what it was like to be able to hear those sounds, and it has to learn how to process them again.



At Shire Hearing Centres we pride ourselves on our friendly and professional service. We are a family owned, independent business and have lived in the Shire for almost 50 years. We are committed to making sure that you get a great service so we choose the best from all the major hearing aid companies. With a great selection of products for you to choose from we are sure we can offer you the right solution for your hearing needs.

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