Why It’s Important to Wear Your Hearing Aids Daily

Research from the National Institutes of Health revealed that only 20 percent of people who could benefit from hearing aids actually wear them. Chances are you’ve already taken the step to purchase hearing aids, but do you wear them every day?

So, why aren’t you wearing your hearing aid? You’ve already invested in your hearing aid, but you still aren’t actively using it as advised. So, what gives?

Not Working Correctly

Did your hearing aid work well in the beginning, but now it seems to not be working correctly? This is something you should inform your hearing healthcare professional of immediately. There are numerous reasons your hearing aid may seem less effective. Your hearing aid may just need cleaning or your hearing loss may have changed. No matter what the issue may be, visit your hearing associates to get the problem solved.

Uncomfortable Fit

A hearing aid that doesn’t fit isn’t going to work properly. Plus, no one wants to constantly be uncomfortable. If you have a behind-the-ear hearing aid that keeps falling out, the tube that connects the aid to the earmold may be too long. A common sign that your earmold doesn’t fit properly is redness or sores in your ear. As far as in-the-ear hearing aids, the most common issue is simply a poor fit. Is your hearing aid a good fit? Find out here.

Embarrassment

With all the technology available today, no one should let embarrassment keep them away from improving their hearing. Two companies we offer products from, Oticon and Phonak, carry discreet hearing aid options. They are uniquely designed so that no one will even know you are wearing a hearing aid.

Lack of Commitment

Have you been neglecting your hearing aids except for specific occasions? If you’re only wearing your hearing aid to events like family get-togethers or Sunday church, then you’re decreasing your chances at better hearing. Hearing is a brain activity. Although each person is different, your brain usually needs time to process the new signals it’s receiving. If you wear your hearing aids regularly, you are feeding your brain consistency. Your brain can then become familiar with sounds it hasn’t heard in awhile.

Another issue people run into with committing to their hearing aid is dealing with the batteries. Batteries wear out or can be a hassle to change. The Birmingham Speech and Hearing team can make that process simple for you. When you join our Battery Club, you recieve 8 packs of batteries for $55 and get two packages of batteries free. Plus, this saves multiple trips back to our office. For more information on how to make your batteries last longer, click here.

Why should you wear your hearing aids?

Wearing your hearing aids every day not only helps you understand how they work, but helps your brain understand as well! It’s a win-win situation for you and your brain.

The bottom line is regularly wearing your hearing aid can improve your overall quality of life and health. Who doesn’t want that? Your hearing aids really can transform your life. The first step is simple- start wearing your hearing aids!

If you're experiencing any of these difficulties or have any questions about your current hearing aid technology, contact a specialist who will help solve the problem. Birmingham Speech and Hearing Associates specializes in providing high-quality, comprehensive hearing healthcare. A complimentary consultation with our doctor of audiology and no obligation 30-day trial will help find the right fit for you.

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