Step 3: Using Your Hearing Aid
We recommend that you begin testing your hearing aids in situations where you feel comfortable, for example when you’re talking to family or watching TV. We also recommend that you start wearing them for short periods of time and gradually build up. Of course, once you have got used to your hearing aids, you can wear them all the time
What will change?
Speech, music and television will all sound louder, sharper and clearer. Consonants such as ‘s’, ‘t’ and ‘ch’ will sound more defined. You may now hear sounds around you that were inaudible or very quiet, such as footsteps on wooden floors, ticking clocks and bird song. Your own voice will also sound different.
You’ll quickly get an idea of how much your hearing aids are helping you and if any adjustments need to be made.