Tips When Purchasing Hearing Aids
Realistic Expectations: Hearing aids work extremely well when they are fitted and adjusted appropriately. All hearing aids should be comfortable with respect to the physical fit and the sound loudness. If there is any discomfort the wearer should return to Dr. Scarrrow immediately for alterations to provide a comfortable fit. While hearing aids can dramatically improve hearing, they do not provide "perfect hearing".
Hearing aid Adjustment: Some people only need a few days to adjust to their new hearing aids, but most take a few weeks. In general, the greater the hearing loss and the longer the hearing loss has been present, the more involved the transition to use hearing aids is.
Wear the hearing aids as much as possible. The more you wear them, the more you'll get used to them and most importantly, the more information you'll have to tell us so we can make adjustments
Write down the situations where you feel you aren't hearing your best, that way we can re-program the devices to work better in that specific situation.
Be Patient. Most of the time we can help you get more from your hearing aids, but it does take two to three visits to make this happen. All of these follow ups are included in the purchase of your hearing aids from Hearing Center of Moultrie
Background Noise: Virtually everyone, hearing aid users and non-hearing aid users complain about background noise at one time or another. There is no way for a hearing aid to completely eliminate the sounds that the wearer does not want to hear, however there are now hearing aids available that amplify the sounds you do want to hear and minimize some unwanted sounds. There is a great deal of research that reveals dual microphones effectively reduce background noise for many people with certain types of hearing loss. As an audiologist, Dr. Scarrow can help you determine the best circuits and microphone options for your hearing loss and communication needs.
One Vs. Two Hearing Devices: You have two ears because you need two ears. If you have hearing loss in each ear, then you should wear two hearing aids. Wearing hearing aids bilaterally will improve your ability to hear in noisy settings, allow you to localize sounds in your environment, improve your ability to understand speech (even from a distance) and give sound a fuller quality.