Within minutes of putting your new hearing aids in, you'll typically be able to notice a marked difference in your hearing ability—perhaps to the point that you're shaking your head that you didn't get hearing aids years ago. In the hours and days ahead, you'll likely pick up on many sounds that you previously struggled to hear, whether it's the clarity of your phone ringing or being able to watch TV at a low volume. Occasionally, you may still struggle to hear something, and this could make you wonder if your hearing aids are working correctly. It's important to remember that, in many cases, your failure to hear something, even with hearing aids, is solely related to the volume of the sound. Here are some situations.
One of the biggest hearing challenges that you likely faced before you got hearing aids was hearing in noisy environments. With hearing aids, you'll certainly notice a dramatic improvement in how easily you hear in such settings, whether it's a loud sporting event or a crowded restaurant. However, you may still struggle to pick up on certain peoples' voices, even after you get hearing aids. Don't get frustrated—in all likelihood, the struggle that you're experiencing is as a result of the person not speaking loudly enough, or the environment simply being too loud. In such situations, even those with healthy hearing are likely struggling to hear.
If you have young grandchildren, you'll quickly appreciate how much more easily you can converse with them after getting hearing aids. Children's quiet or muffled voices will resonate with much more clarity for you now. On occasion, however, you may still find it difficult to hear the kids speaking. Some children have a habit of speaking with their fingers in their mouths or speaking with their chins to their chests, which results in a lack of proper projection. In such a moment, don't blame your hearing aids—just ask the child to repeat himself or herself more clearly.
You may find that when you watch TV in one room of your home, you can hear everything perfectly. However, when you watch another TV, you may struggle to hear as well. This is likely a result of either a poor-quality TV, speaker problems, or issues with the audio settings on the TV. Access the TV's menu with the remote control and select the "Audio" tab, where you can make any necessary adjustments to how the TV produces its sound. Ideally, you'll find settings that work for you.
To learn more about hearing aids, contact a company like County Hearing And Balance.