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Testing and learning your new hearing aids

Testing and Learning Your Hearing Aids

Published 04/06/2018
Last Updated 22/10/2020

Practice makes perfect to your hearing aids work their best for you.
Can you break your hearing aids with too many adjustments? Does tweaking the volume impact your own hearing? 

bloom™ audiologist Marli Wolfaardt explains why experimentation is important to quickly learn to know your aids. 

Your new hearing aids might look tiny and easily breakable. Luckily they are not. They are robust, but should still be handled with care.

If you are not sure of something, don’t hesitate to ask your audiologist for clarification. We are always happy to help.

Like everything else that is different, you will have to experiment with your new hearing aids to get to know them.

By experimenting, you will quickly learn what type of situations they work best in.

Here are 5 tips to help you test and learn with your new hearing aids:

    1. It is normal for the aids to “whistle” when you have them in your hands or when you are putting them on your ears. This is called feedback. Once the aid is placed correctly in your ear the whistling sound should stop.

    2. If there is no sound coming from the aids, make sure you’re using a new battery and that there is no wax blocking the tubes (your audiologist will show you how to do this).

    3. Use the volume control in different sound environments.

    4. Practice removing and inserting your hearing aids – this will prevent a lot of frustration and save time.

    5. Always have your audiologist’s contact details close by.

By ‘practicing’ with your hearing aids you will likely get used to them quicker as you will learn what works the best for you and your hearing aids. Remember – practice makes perfect!