The process of hearing loss is usually slow and takes place over the course of several years. Most adults that suffer from hearing loss wait several years before getting hearing aids because their brain perceives the subtle changes in hearing as “normal.”

This slow process results in most hearing-impaired adults forgetting what healthy hearing is really like. This is why voices and traffic noises can seem extremely loud to those who are new to hearing aids.

One of the first things people notice when trying on hearing aids is how different the sounds are when compared to normal hearing. This is partially because hearing aids are generally not very “smart” and may pick up undesirable sounds (background noises) as well as desirable sounds (voices).

Here are some helpful tips for first-time users of hearing aids:

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