Tips for Using Your Hearing Devices In Different Scenarios

Your hearing aid will require some adjustment to its amplified sounds. In each different environment, it might seem to react differently. This is because there are a variety of types of sounds and the hearing aids cannot always filter them accordingly. Oftentimes, background noise gets amplified along with voices, or various positioning in a room reflects a sound in a more concentrated way. Adjusting to different scenarios starts first with acclimating yourself to the device to begin with. The best way to do this is in your home environment with someone you frequently speak to and phrases you frequently hear. While you are talking, listen in on the normal house sounds and identify each one. This will help stop them from irritating you.

Once you are more comfortable, you can practice controlling your acoustic environment in noisier places by choosing where you sit, how close or far you are from the noise, what kind of walls or openings you are near, and even where in a crowd of people you stand. Even a choice as simple as being on the edge of the crowd rather than in the middle makes a huge difference.

For more suggestions on using your hearing aid in different environments, contact your local hearing care professional.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013