Some people put on hearing instruments and hear better right away. For most, there is more of an adjustment period. The single most important factor in the process is the attitude and commitment of the wearer—and the development of realistic expectations.
There are two things to know right from the start. One, hearing aids don’t sound the same as having your old hearing. And two, adjusting to wearing them takes time. Just like getting comfortable with a pair of bifocals, you may experience some difficulty at first, but it will likely pass in time.
It’s important to know what to expect and to learn how to get the most from your hearing instruments in different situations. You’ll need both willingness and patience to re-learn a new way of hearing. It helps to start slowly as well as to be consistent in using your new hearing aids.