Many patients who wear hearing aids for the first time are not used to them. This is because the use of hearing aids requires an adaptation period of 1 to 3 months (the length of time is related to age, physical condition, hearing loss, etc.). After the sound is processed by the hearing aid, there will be a certain change from the original sound. The patient needs to set a certain time to adapt to this new sound, especially for the first-time wearer, this is more obvious.
During the first few weeks of wearing hearing aids, do not go to noisy places, such as supermarkets or airports. You can find and adapt to some of the simplest sounds at home, such as the sound of water flowing, the sound of closing doors, the sound of clocks, the sounds of family members, etc., and keep practicing for a few days. Then you can go outside to see if you can distinguish the sound of cars, barking dogs, and children’s laughter. After getting familiar, you can go to some public places or make calls. In the initial stage of wearing a hearing aid, do not wear it for too long. In the first few days, the wearing time should not exceed 1 to 3 hours. When you feel nervous or tired, you should remove the hearing aid, rest for several hours, and gradually extend the wearing time.
How to protect hearing aids
Careful protection of hearing aids can maintain better sound reception and extend their service life. Pay attention to the following points when using:
(1) When there is no need to wear a hearing aid, the battery compartment door should be opened to avoid excessive power loss. If you do not use the hearing aid for a long time, please remove the battery, avoid direct sunlight, and store it in a low temperature and dry place.
(2) Keep the hearing aid dry and clean, and put the hearing aid in an effective drying box when not wearing it at night.
(3) Clean the dust and earwax with a small clean brush, and then wipe the surface with a paper towel or soft cloth. Be careful not to wipe the hearing aid with detergent or chemicals.
(4) Do not immerse the hearing aid in any liquid, and remove it before swimming or bathing. If the hearing aid is damp, it cannot be dried in a microwave oven or exposed to the hot sun to avoid damage to the hearing aid.
(5) Avoid damage to hearing aids due to collisions or falling to the ground. Use a soft cloth to pad the table when taking out, changing the battery, or cleaning.
(6) Check and adjust the hearing aids worn at least once a year.
(7) Clean the external auditory canal every day, keep the external auditory canal clean, and prevent ear wax from blocking the hearing aid.
Post time: Jul-29-2021