It’s nice to think that once you get your hearing aid in Penang or Melaka, you’re set for life.
The reality is that even the best options will need an adjustment period amongst even the most enthusiastic users over time in order to keep you enjoying your perfect hearing.
If you’re interested in learning a bit more about what to expect when you’re looking at getting hearing aids, here are some tips to use to help you.
1. Be Patient
Like anything new, even something as helpful as a hearing aid, your brain and your body needs an adjustment period. As you go through this period, it’s important to be as patient with yourself as possible. You are going to notice some sounds that bother you and some are okay right from the get-go.
With time and patience, that list may shift tone way or the other and rushing yourself to put up with the “harder” sounds won’t help you. Be patient and take note of problem sounds so that, after the adjustment period has ended, your audiologist can adjust your aids if need be.
2. Start Easy
As most will tell you, you’ll want to try your hearing aid in small steps. The first few days should only have you wearing it in quiet locations for short periods of time. After a few days have passed, you can try having quiet conversations with loved ones.
Then, slowly, get used to wearing it in public spaces. Going from having faded hearing to loud, crystal clear hearing can take a lot of effort. Make sure that you rest often and don’t stress yourself out by trying to go straight to wearing them day-long in loud and wild environments.
It will only make you start to resent your hearing aids, and the whole point of having them is to make sure that you are eating them at proper intervals for safety and general quality of life issues. There is a reason why it is called an adjustment period, after all.
3. Don’t Touch the Volume Button
While hearing aids do come equipped with a volume button, it’s important not to get into the habit of adjusting it. Louder, when you are trying to hear a still too-quiet sound, or softer when something feels too loud.
A hearing aid may not give you completely perfect hearing, because there’s only so much that a hearing aid can do for your ears, but it will get you close. Keep the volume where it’s set and make sure that you resist the urge to adjust it.
4. Make a Follow-Up Appointment
Your specialist will probably do this with you when you get your hearing aid, but make sure you follow up with an ear specialist in the right time.
The suggested adjustment period will differ from patient to patient depending on a few details, but you will want to make sure that you’ve got the appointment booked.
Ideally, it’ll be the same ear specialist who gave you the original hearing aid, of course, but anyone within the same clinic will be able to offer you the right next steps.
For example, if you got your hearing aid from Perfect Hearing specialist in Melaka, you can consult with our specialist from our Penang, Johor Bahru, Selangor, and KL branches too.
When you are ready to put your hearing aid from Perfect Hearing to the test, it’s normal to expect that the world will just adjust around you, but that is really not the case.
It’ll take time and effort to adjust to having a hearing aid, so be patient with this adjustment period and give yourself the time and space to truly make the adjustment needed.
The effort will certainly be worth it and you will wonder how you ever managed to get along without it.