After choosing your Chosgo Hearing Aids, we especially recommend the Smart U rechargeable hearing aid from our specialty CIC hearing aids, it's essential to take some time to adapt and embrace the world of sound.
Purchasing hearing aids marks the first step toward auditory rehabilitation for individuals with hearing loss. Just like recovering from any other health condition, the rehabilitation process involves continuous learning and practice.
Before donning your hearing aids, it's common for individuals with hearing loss to have forgotten specific sounds they used to hear. These sounds encompass both desired ones, like the voices of loved ones, and undesired ones, such as background noise, which the hearing-abled experience daily. After wearing hearing aids, it takes some time for those with hearing loss to reacquaint themselves with these sounds and establish reasonable expectations.
Preparing for "New Hearing"
Hearing loss typically progresses gradually over time, with one's hearing deteriorating further. Many hearing aid users seek intervention and assistance approximately five to ten years after the onset of hearing loss. During this period, they become accustomed to hearing various sounds at lower volumes.
Think back to your experience dining in a dimly lit restaurant on a sunny day. Upon exiting and stepping into the bright sunlight, the intense light may make you feel uncomfortable, prompting you to shield your eyes or put on sunglasses. This sensation may last for a while.
When you first use hearing aids, you might experience a similar feeling. You may not have experienced the clarity and volume of normal hearing for many years, and the "new hearing" with hearing aids can be unsettling.
Hearing professionals will advise you to understand the entire adaptation process and help you set realistic expectations at different stages. This guidance ensures a smoother and more enjoyable adaptation process.
Significant Impacts of Improved Hearing
Hearing aids don't just compensate for lost hearing; they also enhance our ability to listen to the world around us. They can enable you to hear sounds you couldn't hear before, stimulating the brain's speech recognition centers, keeping them active, and improving language comprehension while preventing cognitive decline in the elderly. Hearing aids also offer improvements in social and family life. Early detection and intervention can significantly enhance your overall quality of life.
With patience, effort, and guidance from hearing professionals, as well as setting appropriate expectations, you can relearn how to adapt to hearing. Clear hearing will become a wonderful experience, ultimately transforming your life!