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