When first receiving hearing aids, a common question patients have asked is how often they should be wearing their hearing aids. It is important to incorporate your hearing aids into your daily routine! The recommendation is to wear the hearing aids as much as you can during the day. They should be removed from the ears when sleeping or in any event where they could get wet, like the shower or when there could be excessive sweat. The hearing aids should be worn even if you are at home by yourself or in situations that are quiet. Doing so will also help establish a routine of wearing them throughout the day in addition to the auditory benefits.
Wearing the hearing aids as much as possible will help your brain adjust to the sound more quickly. With hearing loss, there may be some sounds that you are not used to hearing and can make your listening experience sound a bit different. With continued use of the hearing aids, you can become more accustomed to the different sounds. Throughout the day, we may be in different environments in which we are exposed to a variety of sounds. Being able to hear each of these sounds can provide a richer auditory experience! Wearing the devices continually can also provide us with information about any programming adjustments that may need to be made based on your feedback about how you were able to listen in different settings.
For questions about your hearing aids or further information about daily use, contact Gardner Audiology at 800-277-1182 or visit gardneraudiology.com to schedule an appointment.