Why Do You Get Tired When You Wear Your Hearing Aids?

Prior to receiving hearing aids, many people find they are easily tired. Though they may not be aware at the time, hearing loss can be at the root of this. Straining to hear those around you, focusing intensely on understanding and struggling to communicate exhausts the mind. Once hearing loss is approached as a possible cause and steps are taken towards hearing rehabilitation, the tiredness might dissipate. However, a hearing aid will not always fix every aspect of hearing loss, so some added concentration would likely still be required. This means that even after you begin utilizing a hearing aid, you may still experience exhaustion resulting from hearing loss.

In addition, the adjustment process for using hearing aids can seem daunting and takes some getting used to. People often find the beginning stages of using a hearing aid also takes added concentration. This happens because your brain is still working harder to process speech and the conversations around you than prior to your hearing loss.

There are certain steps you can take to make the adjustment process smoother and get on track to an improved quality of communication. This involves deliberate changes in the interaction between your family, or those you spend regular time with, and yourself. One such step is asking them to face you when talking and to keep their mouths in plain view. This visual assists in your cognitive processing and adjustment stages.

If you are still feeling tired after this adjustment process is complete, you might reconsider the type of device you are using. If it is not performing as it should, speak to your doctor for alternate recommendations.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013