What You Should Expect From Hearing Aids
Expecting results that can never be achieved only leads to frustration. You need to understand and accept that even great technology may not bring back perfect hearing. These facts can help shape proper expectations:
- The severity of the loss and duration of loss have an impact on the outcome. Delayed treatment can hinder or limit your progress.
- The size of the hearing aid is related to the degree of hearing loss. More severe losses may require larger shells to accommodate the necessary components.
- In most cases an acceptable level of noise reduction is possible to achieve comfort in noisy environments. Even people with normal hearing have more difficulty understanding conversation in noise.
- If possible you should practice “stage-management.” This simply means adjusting your position in a room so that the speaker is closest and most visible.
- It takes time to get used to hearing aids. Generally 30 days is considered a normal adjustment period. During this time period you should expect to see your dispenser for programming adjustments.
Your hearing aid is selected because it has features that are proven to enhance performance for your type of loss. Only high value instruments are selected.*
*High Value instruments have two or more of the following features: Adaptive Directional Microphones, Digital Noise Reduction, Advanced Feedback Control, Wireless & Bluetooth Compatibility, Advanced Telephone Response, Multi-Memory, Extended Warranties, to name a few features.