Hearing aids alleviate hearing strain. Hearing aids are also clearer now that newer digital technology is available (less strain and more clearly hearing).
However, when you obtain a hearing aid, you should notice:
Increased comfort in listening situations (watching television, one-on-one conversations). When first using hearing aids, sounds such as clocks ticking, refrigerators, computer noise, and footsteps can appear excessively loud. This is typical. As your brain adjusts to hearing these mild noises, your ability to filter out these inconsequential sounds will increase.
There is less interference from moderate background noise. Even with hearing aids, loud background noise will create a tough listening condition. Choosing hearing aids with two microphones is critical if this is the source of the majority of your hearing problems.
Ear molds that fit snugly and comfortably. When wearing hearing aids and/or ear molds, it is typical to feel some occlusion effect (your voice becomes louder).
Hearing aids may greatly improve communication, but they do require some modification on the part of the wearer. Knowing what to expect will greatly aid in your transition process. We invite you to consult with our hearing aid specialists to learn more about this transition time and the benefits you might anticipate.