Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time

Wearing Hearing Aids for the First Time

hearing aid santa clarita.jpgWearing hearing aids for the first time can present a few challenges. At first, it can feel uncomfortable having these in your ears. The way you process noise on a daily basis is bound to change. Thankfully, there are certain steps you can take to make your experience with them a bit more manageable. Here are some ideas to help you get used to having them in your ears on a regular basis.

What to Do If You Experience Discomfort

You went all these years without having anything taking up space in your ears. Because of that, it’ll feel a bit strange to you at first. You’re bound to experience some discomfort when you first start wearing them. This will typically be the case for any first time user and should be expected. However, there are times when the discomfort may be a cause for concern. For this reason, it would be a good idea to bring it to the attention of your hearing instrument specialist. In some cases, this feeling could indicate a problem with the equipment. For example, they might be too big or too small and not fit you the way they were supposed to fit you. If you think this may very well be the case for you, you can go ahead and ask the hearing instrument specialist to check and see if their size is, in fact, the issue. Then, you can have him work on making them a much better fit for you.

Before you conclude that’s the issue you’re dealing with, you should keep in mind that the discomfort you feel could simply be due to the fact that it’s your first time wearing them. If this turns out to be the reason, you’ll want to gradually incorporate them into your daily routine. Instead of wearing them all the time at the beginning, you can give your ears the chance to slowly warm up to them. You can do this by putting them on each day and leaving them there for a few hours. In other words, you’ll want to gradually increase the amount of time you spend wearing them. Before long, you’ll reach your goal of being able to wear them comfortably all day long.

What You Can Do About Loud Sounds

When you put hearing aids on for the first time, you’ll notice a difference in the way you hear the noise around you. As a matter of fact, your own voice will sound a bit louder to you than it normally does. Fortunately, you’ll get used to this after a few weeks or so. If you find that it doesn’t go away by then, however, you should look into getting them loosened. This will effectively reduce the high volume of the noise you hear, so it becomes less noticeable.

Likewise, you’ll start to notice that background noise is no longer background noise. That being said, the sounds you hear around you will grab your attention more often than they would have in the past. If it gets too overwhelming, you can adjust the volume on them. This is bound to make a noticeable difference.

Wearing them for the first time is an interesting experience. It won’t be long before you get accustomed to the sudden changes it brings along with it. The sooner you start wearing them, the sooner you’ll get used to having them take up residence in your ears.

Audiology services, offered at the Advanced Audiology office in Santa Clarita include hearing screenings, hearing aid evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and hearing aid repairs. You can come here to get them adjusted, so you’ll have a proper fit. Give us a call for all of your hearing aid needs. 


Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology 
23822 Valencia Blvd. #103 
Santa Clarita, CA 91355