Getting hearing aids to treat hearing loss is an important step, but it's not the finish line. Because unlike wearing glasses, the benefits aren't always immediate or obvious.
When you first begin to use hearing aids, your brain will be startled once it begins receiving signals that it's been missing. Your brain needs time to get reacquainted with high frequency sounds of speech and other noises. Adapting to hearing aids is a process that takes time, commitment, education, and patience.
It can take up to four months for you to get accustomed to your hearing aids and to really get the most out of them. You will notice small changes right from the start, but it’s important to be patient.
Five Steps to Hearing Success
The following principles have been used by thousands of hearing aid wearers to successfully transition to better hearing health:
If you have questions or concerns about your progress, be sure to contact us today for help. Hearing aids often need to be adjusted several times during the trial period. This is a team effort, so do not be afraid to speak up.
Face masks are now an everyday accessory, “staying in” is the new “going out,” and you guessed it, video chatting is a necessary element of our social fabric and remote work. It’s all part of the new normal.
For those with hearing loss, these changes haven’t been as seamless. As you or a loved one may have experienced, masks muffle speech and inhibit lip reading cues, complicating simple interactions; and video conferencing audio is far from perfect depending on your Wi-Fi connection. Our Mask Mode feature helps resolve these challenges by creating a custom memory that boosts the frequency response in certain channels for Circa wearers in select technology tiers.
To help get you started, we’ve put together some tips to make the best of your next video chat, whether it’s with your boss, your close friends or family.