Of course, with anything new, there is always an adjustment period.

Just like wearing contacts, new glasses or bifocals, etc., our brain needs time to adjust to those changes.

There is no magic amount of time that applies to everyone as we are all different. Not only is there an adjustment to the physical change of having something in your ear, but you will also be hearing new or different sounds that your brain will need to acclimate to overtime.

Maybe it’s been a while since you could hear the turn signal in your car or didn’t know that typing on your keyboard actually made noise!

These are new and exciting sounds that had probably gradually faded away over time, and now you’re hearing them again.

How Often Should I Wear My New Hearing Aids?

Most hearing care professionals recommend that you wear your new hearing aids as a normal part of your daily routine.

The more consistent you are, the faster you will adjust to these new things. Your hearing care professional will counsel you at the time of your hearing aid fitting regarding what to expect, what’s realistic, and what’s not realistic.

Nothing should hurt or be uncomfortable. If that is ever the case, you need to let your hearing care professional know right away.

Our Team is Here to Support New Hearing Aid Wearers

So, if you or a loved one is new to wearing hearing aids and has any questions regarding the adjustment period, please don’t hesitate to contact our team for support.

We will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns.

Happy new hearing!

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Kelli Smith, Au.D.

Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Montevallo in 1991, graduating with Cum Laude honors. She received her Master’s Degree in Audiology in 1993 from the University of South Carolina and completed her clinical Doctorate of Audiology degree (Au.D.) from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2005. Dr. Smith is licensed by the State of Georgia as an Audiologist. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA), where she served on the Board as a regional representative from 2004-2007, Chair of Publications from 2004-2008, and webmaster from 2005-2011. In 2012, Dr. Smith was awarded Honors of the Association for outstanding service to GAA.