The 4 Most Frequent Mistakes Made by New Hearing Aid Owners

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Hearing loss is a common issue for people of all ages and backgrounds. Hearing aids offer an effective way to regain some or all of the hearing that you've lost; however, they can also be very confusing if you don't know what to do with them. That's why we've compiled this list of four mistakes new hearing aid owners often make in order to help anyone who might be struggling with their new devices!

Forgetting About the Adjustment Period

Hearing aids will take some time to get used to, and you should be patient with them, but that doesn't mean they won't work. If your hearing aid isn't working for you at first or is making things seem louder than before, don't give up on it right away. It may just need a little bit of adjusting! You might also notice the volume acting differently depending on where you are; this is normal because different rooms have their own unique acoustics, which can affect how sound travels in said room.

Try experimenting by turning down the volume if certain sounds become too loud when wearing your device and check back later after there has been more background noise to see if the problem persists. If it does, try not wearing your hearing aid for a day or two and then giving it another go!

Neglecting the Devices

It might seem like a hassle to clean your hearing aids every day, but it's crucial in order to maintain their quality and longevity. If you don't properly care for them, they can easily become clogged with wax or debris, which will impact how well they work. Not only is this frustrating, but it can also be dangerous as the buildup may lead to infection. So, make sure you are using the right tools and techniques when cleaning your devices.

There are other things you can do to help keep your aids in good condition, such as keeping them away from moisture and heat. It's also wise to keep them away from small children and pets as they may think your hearing aids are toys or food!

If you have any questions about how to clean or maintain your hearing aids, feel free to reach out to one of our audiologists today! We'd love nothing more than to help those in need find their perfect match with quality service!

Not Having Them Fitted by A Qualified Audiologist

It's understandable to feel nervous about the fitting process, but it doesn't have to be intimidating! Our audiologists will work with you every step of the way and help you find your perfect device. It's also important to remember that hearing aids should be fitted regularly, at least once a year. This is because everyone's ears change over time, and what might have been the perfect fit for you last year may not be as comfortable or effective this year.

There are a lot of choices when it comes to hearing aids, and we want you to find the best one for your lifestyle. We'll help you get there by taking into consideration factors such as: how long you wear them, which devices will work best in your environments, what style is most comfortable or stylish! The more information our audiologists have about your needs, the easier time they will have finding something that works great for your unique situation!

Not Understanding How the Device Works

One of the most common mistakes new hearing aid owners make is not understanding how their device works! Hearing aids are very advanced pieces of technology, but they're still electronic devices that need to be charged every day. This means keeping your batteries fully charged at all times, or else you won't have 100% functionality throughout the whole day. It's also important to understand which type of battery your hearing aid uses and how long each lasts before needing a replacement.

Understanding how much volume you need in different settings may take some time but don't give up hope. The more often you use them, the easier it will become to fine-tune things, so they work best for your unique needs!

Making these four common mistakes can be easily avoided by following some simple tips and advice from our audiologists. If you're a new owner and need some help or are thinking of purchasing hearing aids in the near future, you can consider learning more from our audiologists at Desert Hearing Care. Call us today at 480-985-2544 to book your consultation!