The first review's secrets of your hearing aids
If you are about to use hearing aids for the first time - or if you already wear them but have not yet gone to the first revision - listen us, this post will interest you. Because today we will talk about the first week with hearing aid and all the things you have to keep in mind to hear better since the first review.
First of all, although we have already mentioned it many times in this blog, it is worth repeating that the first few days with hearing aids are not easy and that in the hearing centers we know that it is important to have someone close to listen to you and help you in the adaptation process to your new audition. That's why the first exchange of impressions with your hearing care professional is only a week after you start wearing a hearing aid.
But what we want to explain today is what you will have to look at this first week to give information as useful as possible so we can adjust your hearing aids. First of all, you will be struck by hearing new sounds - sounds that you have stopped listening to or your hearing loss has altered - and you will have to get used to many of them. But we already discussed this topic in the previous post.
And you will find other circumstances that you will also have to share and solve with your audiologist. For example, maybe during the week you have been perfectly in quiet surroundings but when you have tried to go to noisiest places, such as a bar, you have not managed to hold a conversation normally. Or maybe you have not had any problems with the hearing aid, other than that it has bothered you to talk on the phone. Or maybe you're comfortable with a hearing aid, but not with both at the same time. All these things are the ones that you will have to discuss with your hearing care professional in the first review, one week after starting to use hearing aids.
It is also common that the earliest days of wearing hearing aids have a feeling of occlusion, that is, that the hearing aid plugs your ear and that can make you feel some isolation. To solve this, hearing aids have what is known as a venting effect, which controls the level of pressure in the ear canal. So if you feel occlusion, discuss it with your hearing care professional and he will do the necessary adjustments - even modify the molds or the cases of the hearing aids - so that you are more comfortable.
Following with comfort, sometimes the hearing aids move when talking or when chewing. If that is your case, do not hesitate to discuss it with your auditory center. Also do not hesitate to ask any questions you have regarding maintenance, change of batteries or any topic related to the functionality of hearing aids.
In short, the first days with hearing aids are not easy: you will be assaulted with many questions and you will ask many of them. That is why it is important that you know that everything has a solution and that the auditory center is there to accompany you in everything you need.