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Wearing a device in your ear

If your hearing aids are the custom fit style made from a mold of your ear canal, they should fit comfortably. However, it still may take a few weeks to stop noticing them. If you're wearing a “receiver in ear” (RIE) hearing aid, your adjustment period may be shorter because it's an “open fit.” Slight tenderness is not unusual, but should disappear within a week or so. Under no circumstances should your hearing aids cause pain.

Perception of your own voice

When a person puts on hearing aids for the first time, their voice may sound louder than they're used to. Family or friends can help you strike the right balance so you'll know how you sound. It also takes time to get accustomed to “internal” sounds, such as chewing and swallowing.

Practice makes perfect

The adjustment process can take a few weeks, but millions of happy hearing aid wearers will tell you that hearing well again makes it all worthwhile. So, take the plunge! And then, take your time. Soon, you'll love how well you hear and forget all about your hearing aids.
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Hearing loss is a health issue that may require medical attention, so it is important not to ignore it. If you suspect or have been diagnosed with hearing loss, accepting hearing loss and taking action early can dramatically improve your quality of life. Schedule a free hearing screening with your nearest Beltone hearing care professional as soon as possible.