How to Get Comfortable with Hearing Aids – A GuidePublished On: 21st March 2019
Last Updated On: 22nd March 2019
Adjusting to wearing hearing aids can take time. For some, it can be an overnight adjustment; but, for others, it takes longer to become comfortable. That is perfectly normal, as getting used to your new aids isn’t just a case of getting accustomed to improved hearing. It’s also about getting comfortable with them physically.
In this short hearing aids use guide, we will take a look at some of the most common problems hearing aid wearers may face when first using a device. There are a number of hearing aid care tips you should always take on board before wearing them regularly.
Your Hearing Aid Fitting
Hearing aids are never designed and made for one set of ears. They are crafted and explicitly molded for one user to the next. Therefore, your audiologist will have taken steps to make sure your aids are comfortable for you.
However, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be problems with comfort along the way. To make sure your hearing aids remain comfortable for everyday use, you are going to need to understand specific hearing aid use and care guidelines.
Why Hearing Aids Fall Out
Hearing aids, while fitted to your ears, can fall out for many reasons.
- They may be improperly inserted or positioned;
- They may be a looser fit than needed;
- They may be unnecessarily moist;
- There could be a problem with the size of your dome or tubing;
- Wax build-up may possibly be to blame.
This is not an exhaustive list by any means. In the first event of your hearing aids becoming loose or less comfortable, do make a note of when you first noticed it.
If you are experiencing loosening of aids during eating, talking, or exercise, for example, consult your audiologist, you may need a refit.
How to Stop Your Hearing Aids Falling Out
While your audiologist will be able to help you if you require a complete refit or remold, there are other things you can regularly do to make sure your aids fit snugly in your ears.
- Firstly, make sure you are inserting them correctly. Consult your supplied manual and ask a friend or family member to check for you. Alternatively, you can always check a mirror.
- If doing so does not feel comfortable, try re-inserting and re-positioning. If problems persist, always return to your hearing specialist.
- As mentioned, replaceable features such as tubing or domes may need changing. They are both affordable and easy to swap out.
- You must also make sure that your hearing aids are cleaned at the end of each day and that you regularly and carefully remove any wax build-up.
If you are having problems during your hearing aid adjustment period, the team at Best Hearing Aids are here to help. Call us today on (870) 331-8528 to get started.