How to Use a Hearing Aid
Your first experiences are essential for the successful adjustment of your hearing aid. We have put together a few tips and tricks for you, so that you will be able to fully enjoy your hearing aid. Make use of all the possibilities your modern hearing solution has to offer!
Adjusting the volume
Modern hearing aids automatically select the appropriate volume when they are switched on. No other adjustments are necessary. If you adjust the volume manually, do not make it too loud.
Give yourself al little time
Just like eyeglasses or contact lenses, a hearing aid can feel strange at first. After a brief period of adjustment, this will change.
Being an active participant in discussions
Even people without hearing loss find it difficult to follow discussions sometimes, especially if several people talk at once. Move closer to the person you would like to hear and focus on him or her. As you gain experience with your hearing aid, you will be able to master these situations with more ease and confidence.
Visits to public places
Theaters, places of worship, conference halls and similar places can present an acoustic challenge for hearing aid users. Ideally, you should find a seat in the section with the best acoustics. It is usually located in the front and center of the room. Do not sit too closely to the speaker, but close enough to see his or her face. Some public places have special technical equipment to make hearing and understanding easier. Just ask in advance or when you get there.
Follow television and radio programs
Sometimes it is not possible to understand every single word. In those cases, try to concentrate on the overall context. In these situations, an appropriate additional listening device can also be helpful.
Use your hearing aid with the phone
As a hearing aid user, you have many options to improve your hearing and understanding of phone calls. Your hearing aid specialist can advise you which solution is best for you.
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