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So you don’t use your hearing aids all that often? Most of the time you leave them in the drawer unless you’re, for example, going to a party or to the theater. Do you really need to wear them more often than that?

Over the long term, you create difficulty for yourself if you’re not using your hearing aids regularly and that’s a problem. You could damage your hearing permanently. You could have problems with mental decline or social isolation. Your general health could be compromised. This content will help you comprehend why you should be using your hearing aids.

Why Are Your Hearing Aids Not in

If your hearing aids are stored in a nightstand drawer somewhere, you most likely have an excuse. Sure, maybe you haven’t specifically been forthcoming about what those reasons are. Perhaps you brush off the questions from your family when they ask why you’re not wearing them.

Certainly, though, there’s more to it than that. Usually, there’s an exact reason why you don’t use your hearing aids. And there’s also a very exact solution to your issue.

Some of the most common grievances include the following;

“My Hearing Aids Aren’t Very Comfortable”

One of the most frequently mentioned reasons that people discontinue using their hearing aids regularly is discomfort. Often, the hearing aid won’t stop falling out of your ear. Or maybe your over-the-ear model chafes in just the wrong spot, causing tenderness and pain.

Hearing aids aren’t intended to be unpleasant, so if they’re creating irritation of any kind, something is definitely wrong. And it’s logical that you wouldn’t want to wear a piece of technology that creates soreness, pain, or frustration.

Possible solution: If you’re uncomfortable with your hearing aids, consider setting up an additional or follow-up fitting session. A few little adjustments could be all your hearing aid needs. The size and shape of your ear can even be the foundation of an entire customization of some models. The more comfortable your hearing aid fits, the more likely you are to keep the device in place for long periods of time.

I’m Experiencing Poor Quality Sound From my Hearing Aids

Perhaps you don’t wear your hearing aids regularly because you find the sound to be tinny or fuzzy. If that’s the case, it’s not surprising that you’ve decided to stow your hearing aids in a drawer somewhere and save them for “special occasions”.”

Hearing aids are executing complex auditory functions all of the time as they amplify some sounds while filtering out others and that can result in a tinny or fuzzy sound. So the sound quality might seem unreliable if your settings aren’t correctly adjusted.

Solution: This problem has two potential solution: calibration and maintenance. Your hearing aids might be damaged in some way or another and require repairing. But it’s also possible that they just need a simple calibration (generally this is something your hearing specialist can do for you).

When I Use my Hearing Aid Voices Seem Muffled

You want to hear voices with clarity. When you first bought hearing aids that was the whole point! You needed to make sure you didn’t miss any relevant interactions. So if all the voices you hear are difficult to comprehend and are muffled it might be a little bit annoying.

Because your ears and brain aren’t communicating effectively anymore, this issue usually happens when you first purchase your hearing aids.

The Solution: Practice. Comprehending conversations is something your brain will have to become accustomed to, so putting yourself in situations where you can hear people conversing regularly will be helpful. Try reading along to an audiobook or reading along with the closed captioning while watching television. Merely having more discussions with the people who are around you is a very good way to practice, too.

Finding Solutions

You can find an answer no matter what the reason you’re not wearing your hearing aid. And you have to wear your hearing aid consistently in order to protect your cognitive health and the well being of your hearing.

So if you’re not wearing your hearing aids? Identify the problem and come up with a solution, so you can make your hearing aids, and all that they help you hear, part of your everyday life. If you believe your hearing aids require adjustment, contact your hearing care expert as soon as possible.

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