Your hearing loss may have been so gradual that you really didn’t notice it at first, but all of a sudden your friends and family are mumbling, the TV’s normal volume isn’t loud enough and you keep asking people to repeat themselves on the telephone. You may then realize that you aren’t hearing as well as you used to. When most people realize this, right away there is some panic. They worry what they’ll do. The don’t want a hearing aid that everyone can see, yet they know that they can’t communicate with everyone by repeating “what?” all the time. Something has to be done.
The first step to handling your hearing problem is to make an appointment with either your doctor or an audiologist. The doctor can determine if you do indeed have hearing loss, or if you are experiencing something such as a wax build up or an ear infection that is hampering your hearing. If you do have a hearing loss, you’ll be pleased to realize that today, there are many styles of hearing aids Naples. Some are not noticeable while wearing, as they are totally inserted into the ear canal and are almost invisible.
If you learn that you’ll need to use hearing aids, it’s important to speak with the audiologist to make certain you choose the best one for your particular situation. Some of the smaller aids are best for mild to moderate hearing loss, while the larger over the ear, traditional hearing aids are suitable for all types of hearing loss. You may need to try a few different styles to find one that you are comfortable with and can handle well.
Ask the doctor about a trial period with any of the Hearing Aids Naples that you choose. It usually takes a bit of time to adjust to new hearing aids. Don’t feel discouraged if right away you don’t love them. Give yourself some time to get used to the hearing aids. Make a follow up visit in a month or so and the doctor can check your hearing and ensure you are hearing as well as you are able.
Take the time to choose the right hearing aid for your situation and realize that you’ll have an adjustment period to get used to them. Stick it out and before long, you will enjoy your improved hearing and better quality of life.