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So, it’s not all that often that you use your hearing aids? Perhaps you put them in when you go to a party or go to the theater, but otherwise, you leave them in the drawer. Do you actually need to wear them more often than that?

Over the long term, you create trouble for yourself if you’re not wearing your hearing aids on a regular basis and that’s a problem. You could harm your hearing irreversibly. Social isolation and cognitive decline could be the result. You might compromise your overall health. This article will help you comprehend why you should be using your hearing aids.

Why Are Your Hearing Aids Not in

You most likely have a good justification for keeping your hearing aids in a drawer somewhere. You might have decided to keep those reasons to yourself. Maybe you evade the questions from your family when they ask why you don’t wear them.

Undoubtedly, though, there’s more to the story than that. Usually, there’s an exact reason why you don’t use your hearing aids. Specific complaints are positive because they create an opportunity to find an equally specific remedy.

Some of the most typical grievances consist of the following;

“My Hearing Aids Feel Uncomfortable”

One of the most typically mentioned reasons that individuals discontinue wearing their hearing aids regularly is discomfort. Perhaps the hearing aid keeps falling out of your ear. Or maybe tenderness and pain are occurring in just the wrong spot with your over-the-ear model.

Hearing aids aren’t supposed to be uncomfortable, so if they’re creating irritation of any kind, something is surely wrong. And frustration, pain and soreness are not things you would desire from any piece of technology.

Possible solution: If you’re uncomfortable with your hearing aids, think about scheduling an additional or follow-up fitting session. A couple little adjustments may be all your hearing aid needs. The size and shape of your ear can even be the basis of an entire customization of some models. You will be capable of leaving your hearing aid in longer if it fits well and is comfortable.

I’m Experiencing Poor Quality Sound From my Hearing Aids

Perhaps you find the sound of your hearing aid to be too fuzzy or tinny so you don’t use them that often. It’s not surprising that you have decided to put your hearing aids away for a special occasion, if that’s the case.”

Hearing aids are performing complex auditory functions all of the time as they increase some sounds while filtering out others and that can cause a tinny or fuzzy sound. So the sound quality might seem hard to rely on if your settings aren’t properly adjusted.

Solution: There are two possible answers to this issue: calibration and maintenance. It’s possible that your hearing aids are broken in some form or another and require repairs. But it’s also possible that they just need a simple calibration (normally this is something your hearing specialist can do for you).

When I Use my Hearing Aid Voices Seem Muffled

When you listen to people talk, you want to be capable of hearing them clearly. That’s the whole reason you purchased hearing aids in the first place! You didn’t want to miss a single word. So it might be a little bit discouraging if all the voices you hear with you’re hearing aid are muffled or hard to understand.

Because your ears and brain aren’t communicating very well anymore, this problem normally happens when you first buy your hearing aids.

Solution: Practice. Comprehending conversations is something your brain will have to get used to, so putting yourself in situations where you can hear people conversing regularly will help. Try reading along with an audiobook or reading along with the closed captioning while you watch television. Just having more conversations with the people who are around you is a perfect way to practice, as well.

Finding Solutions

You can discover a solution no matter what the reason you’re not using your hearing aid. And it is essential, both for your hearing health and for your cognitive fitness, that you use your hearing aids routinely.

So if you’re not wearing your hearing aids? After determining the problem, find a solution, so you can get involved in your life again. If you think your hearing aids require adjustment, get in touch with your hearing care expert right away.

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