Living with Hearing Aids

Getting used to your hearing aids

When you are first fitted with a hearing device, sounds may seem too loud! This is because you have adjusted over time to having less hearing. Hearing different sounds and sensations is a normal part of becoming accustomed to your new hearing ability, and there is nothing to worry about if you experience the following:

  • Hear echoes
  • Feel like your ears are blocked up
  • Notice your voice sounds a little louder
  • Feel tired due to the new sounds being pick up


Your brain can take some time to get used to these changes, but your ears will soon adjust to your new hearing aids - you just need to give them some time.

A little persistence goes a long way

The more you wear your hearing devices, the more sounds you will hear.  Things will sound a bit strange to start with, but as your brain adjusts, it will become the new normal and will gradually become part of your everyday life.

Managing annoying sounds

Noise comes in various forms. To help reduce the annoyance, hearing aids may act to reduce noise like wind and background noise, sudden loud or low level noises. If you have any questions about your hearing aids, please don't hesitate to contact your local Bay Audiology clinic.