Getting used to your hearing aid
Physical comfort and handling
The first step to any new device – whether you are buying a cell phone, glasses or sneakers – is getting used to how they work and feel. With sneakers, you may need to adjust the laces so they don't pinch. With hearing aids, you may need to practice putting them on and taking them out to test out what feels best for you. We encourage you to be patient, as you may need to do the old "trial and error" method to finding your way to ultimate comfort. Remember, new hearing aids take time to get used to, especially if you are a first-time user or changing to a different type of device or hearing aid brand.
Sound quality is key to your success as a hearing aid wearer. As you wear new aids, you may find that they amplify more than you expected, so you hear background noises you didn't notice before, or you find that suddenly the TV is too loud and that everyone around you sounds as though they are shouting. This is normal while your brain adjusts to receiving sounds at "the right volume" again. We encourage you to give your brain time to adjust. We are here to help. If needed, we may be able to adjust the calibration or help you tweak the sound to meet your needs. The team at HearingLife will work with you so that your new devices are set correctly.
Technology and pairing
HearingLife offers many hearing aids that can interface with a variety of technology, including cell phones, household electronics such as doorbells, and even your car. You will need to pair your hearing aids with these items either via an app or by directly working within the device's settings. We can walk you through the setup process and troubleshoot any issues that arise. Some hearing aid manufacturers have an app. You may also be able to utilize the IFTTT website.
Maintenance and support
We encourage you to clean your hearing aids daily to ensure they last. Remember to only use a soft cloth to wipe down your devices. If you wear a behind-the-ear style hearing aid, you will need to replace the dome (or the coils, depending on the brand). For in-the-ear style hearing aids, the manufacturer may provide a small brush. If you need help changing batteries (or have a question about your rechargeable batteries), don't hesitate to reach out to us.
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