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Why Does it Matter if You Wear Your Hearing Aids

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So, it’s not very often that you wear your hearing aids? Most of the time you leave them in the drawer unless you are, for example, going to a party or to the theater. Do you really need to use them more often than that?

In the long run, you create problems for yourself if you’re not using your hearing aids on a regular basis and that’s a problem. Your hearing could get considerably worse. Social isolation and cognitive decline could be the result. Your general health could be jeopardized. This article will help you comprehend why you should be wearing your hearing aids.

Why Are Your Hearing Aids Not in

You probably have a good excuse for keeping your hearing aids in a drawer somewhere. You might have decided to keep those reasons to yourself. Maybe, when your family questions you, you even say something generic and evasive, such as, “I just don’t like them”.

Undoubtedly, though, there’s more to it than that. Usually, there’s a particular reason why you’re not using your hearing aids. And there’s also a very exact solution to your issue.

What follows are some of the most frequent issues;

“My Hearing Aids Don’t Feel That Comfortable”

Discomfort is one of the most commonly cited grounds for people not using their hearing aids. Perhaps the hearing aid keeps falling out of your ear. Or perhaps pain and tenderness are developing in just the wrong spot with your over-the-ear model.

Hearing aids aren’t intended to be uncomfortable, so something is certainly not right if they are creating any sort of discomfort. And soreness, frustration, and pain are not things you would wish from any piece of technology.

Possible solution: If your hearing aids are not comfortable, think about scheduling an additional or follow-up fitting appointment. It’s altogether feasible that the way your hearing aid fits simply requires a few quick adjustments. The size and shape of your ear can even be the basis of an entire customization of some models. You will be able to leave your hearing aid in longer if it fits properly and is comfortable.

I’m Experiencing Poor Quality Sound From my Hearing Aids

Perhaps you experience the sound of your hearing aid to be too tinny or fuzzy so you don’t use them very often. If that’s the case, it’s not surprising that you’ve opted to store your hearing aids in your nightstand drawer and save them for “special occasions”.”

Hearing aids are completing complicated auditory functions all the time as they increase some sounds while getting rid of others and that can result in a tinny or fuzzy sound. So the sound quality might seem unreliable if your settings aren’t correctly tweaked.

Solution: This difficulty has two possible answer: maintenance and calibration. It’s possible that your hearing aids are damaged in some way or another and require repairs. But your hearing specialist can perform a quick calibration which is all your hearing aids may require.

Voices Are Muffled When I Use my Hearing Aids

You want to hear voices with clarity. When you first bought hearing aids that was the whole point! You didn’t want to miss out on one word. So it might be a little bit discouraging if all the voices you hear with you’re hearing aid sound muffled or difficult to understand.

This usually occurs when you first use your hearing aids because your ears and brain aren’t necessarily used to communicating all that well anymore (it’s like they had a falling out or something).

The Solution: Practice. Comprehending conversations is something your brain will need to become accustomed to, so putting yourself in situations where you can hear people talking regularly will help. Try reading along with closed caption while watching your favorite show or along with an audiobook. Merely having more conversations with the people around you is a very good way to get some practice, as well.

Finding Solutions

You can find a solution regardless of why you’re not using your hearing aid. And you have to use your hearing aid consistently in order to safeguard your cognitive health and the health of your hearing.

So if your hearing aids aren’t be working well for you? After determining the issue, find a solution, so you can get involved in your life again. If you suspect your hearing aids need adjustment, consult your hearing care professional as soon as possible.

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