Q: I want to wait and deal with hearing aids after our son’s wedding in April. My wife says to take care of it now. What do you suggest?
A: If you are concerned about adjusting to hearing aids because it will be a big ordeal. Really, it is not any trouble at all. Let’s say you had major vision trouble for years – would you wait the extra two months to have the procedure and go through your son’s wedding in the meantime with blurry vision? Probably not.
In the next few weeks, you can easily take all the necessary steps to hear better. Then you and your family will enjoy your son’s wedding more fully.
Most people are surprised to hear the biggest adjustment to hearing aids is due to their brain. When you hear better, it takes your brain 3 to 4 days to acclimate to hearing voices, sounds and the world around you better. Your hearing professional should work with you on acclimation, and perhaps adjust them during the first few weeks to improve your hearing even more.
Putting on hearing aids and using them is fairly easy. Today’s hearing aids are so well designed and so small, other people rarely notice them. Start the process soon. And congratulations!
Ready to hear better? Call us at the Better Hearing Center of Austin 512-282-4327 for a free assessment, ear check-up and hearing test. Listen to the newest Oticon More hearing aids and find out what better hearing sounds like. We also provide 4-week, no-obligation trials.
Saleem Assaf (BA – Rice, MBA – UT) is a native Dallas, Texan and a recipient of KVUE’s 2020 award for 5 Who Care and the Texas Hearing Aid Association’s 2018 Dispenser of the Year award. Since 2008, he has purchased a multitude of hearing aids for students at the Texas School for the Deaf.