When you are first fitted with a hearing device, sounds may seem too loud. This is because you have adjusted to having less hearing over time. At first, noises might be amplified or distorted because your brain may need to re-learn sounds. Don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. Most people take four to six months to get used to new hearing aids.
Hearing different sounds and sensations is a normal part of becoming accustomed to your new hearing ability, and there is nothing to worry about if you experience the following:
Your brain can take some time to get used to these changes, but your ears will soon adjust to your new hearing aids - you just need to give them some time.
The more you wear your hearing aids, the quicker you will get used to them. Some people can wear them all day immediately. Other people can only manage a few hours to start with, then slowly increase their wearing time each day.
Some people can wear their devices in quiet and noisy places from day one, while others need to practice with their hearing aids in quiet areas before attempting noisy places.
Everyone takes longer to get used to wearing hearing aids in noisy environments. Try the following to help you get used to them faster: