Useful tips and tricks

Learning to use your new hearing aid is easier than you think

Getting used to your hearing aid

#1

The first encounter with your hearing aid

Your first experiences are essential for the successful adjustment of your hearing aids. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks, so that you’ll be able to fully enjoy and get the most out of your hearing aids.

Please follow the instructions carefully and if you have any questions or problems, contact your hearing care professional.

#2

Train your hearing

Beginning something new is never easy. During the adjustment period, the multitude of new sounds you experience can be tiring. Take your time to get used to your hearing aid. Your positive attitude and determination to hear and understand better are crucial for your success.

#3

Maintenance for your hearing aid

General advice. It is important to treat your hearing aid with care. You will keep it in working order for many years and minimize potential problems during everyday use. Hearing aids may be sturdy, but they cannot withstand improper use. In the following, you will find a few valuable care tips.

#4

Being an active participant in discussions

Even people without hearing loss sometimes find it difficult to follow discussions, especially if several people are talking 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’ll be able to master these situations with more ease and confidence. Additional devices, such as microphones, can also be helpful in these situations. You can find out more about an appropriate solution from your hearing care professional.

#5

Visits to public places

Theatres, places of worship, conference halls and similar places can be challenging listening situations for hearing aid wearers due to the acoustics. Ideally, you should find a seat located in the front and center of the room. This is where the acoustics are usually best. Don’t sit too close to the person speaking, 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.

#6

Being an active participant in discussions

Even people without hearing loss sometimes find it difficult to follow discussions, especially if several people are talking 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’ll be able to master these situations with more ease and confidence. Additional devices, such as microphones, can also be helpful in these situations. You can find out more about an appropriate solution from your hearing care professional.

Two ears hear better than one

With bilateral hearing loss, both ears are fitted with a hearing aid to help you reach a completely new level of hearing. Humans have two ears for a reason, so if you have a hearing loss in both ears, it makes sense to wear two hearing aids.