The best way to achieve maximum benefit with hearing aids is to wear them whenever you’re awake, not just when you think you ‘need to hear’. Those who wear them inconsistently don’t hear as well in different listening situations as those who wear them all the time.
Using your hearing aid only occasionally just sets you up for unnecessary frustration. Adjusting to the different quality of sound you will hear takes time and practice. Think of it like your golf or tennis swing—if you only play every now and then, you’ll be out of practice and won’t enjoy the experience. Your clubs, your racket or your hearing aids will get tossed in the closet. The more you practice, whether on the course, the court or in listening with your hearing aid, the better you’ll perform and the more satisfied you’ll be.
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