Hearing aids are a huge help for tens of thousands of Australian's who suffer from hearing loss throughout their life. Some are extremely young, even babies, while more and more people will also suffer some form of hearing loss as they get older. Hearing aids can help most people along this spectrum, but they do take some time to get used to. This is especially true if you have only recently lost your hearing or part of your hearing. Hearing aids are not immediate cures, nor can they fully restore hearing in all circumstances, which is why it is important to temper your expectations and understand how to approach getting your hearing aids.
Adjusting To Your New Audio Input
Hearing and sound can be quite subjective and can also be coloured by your memory, leading to an unrealistic expectation of hearing aids. This can lead to many people who first get hearing aids becoming upset that they are not precisely how they imagined they would be. The truth is that it just takes a little bit of patience and practice for the brain to become used to the new hearing aids and adapt them into your everyday life so they become your new normal. Once that happens, they will feel like an extension of yourself.
Another reason why it takes time to get used to hearing aids is that you need to figure out how to pinpoint your sounds once again. Hearing aids are a little different in that regard to your natural hearing, and if you have had partial or full deafness for a while, it can take a bit longer. Try practising just having your hearing aids in while out in public, and work on figuring out where all the sounds in your head are coming from. With a bit of time and effort, this becomes much easier.
Your brain filters out a lot of white noise that you hear in day-to-day life, but when you first gain your hearing back from hearing aids, it hasn't had time to fully do that yet, and so you will hear everything from the cars on the street to your fan blowing right next to you. This white noise can become absolutely maddening after a time spent in near-total silence, which is why it is recommended to not wear your hearing aids all the time when you first get them. Give yourself a break and take it slow, you have all the time in the world to get used to this sensation again!Share
11 March 2021
Hello there! Welcome to my blog. I would like to start by telling you a story about something that happened to me many years ago. I was working in Sydney at the time as an investment banker. The hours were long and I would party every weekend to de-stress. I put on a lot of weight and began to have problems sleeping. I didn't pay much attention to the problems, as I thought I was invincible. However, one day I collapsed at work. At the hospital the doctors saved my life. Since then, I have become very interested in health and medical matters.