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Welcome To Your New Hearing Journey

An older woman getting hearing aids fitted for the first time at Integrity Hearing Services. She is smiling and wearing a blue shirt. An audiologist in Lakewood, WA is assisting her.

Welcome to the world of hearing aids! Congratulations on taking this important step toward improving your hearing. We know getting used to your new hearing aids can be overwhelming at first, but don't stress; we're here to help you along the way. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you're learning how to use your new hearing aids. 1. Patience is Key: Adjusting to your new hearing aids is like breaking in a new pair of shoes – it takes time and patience. Don't rush the process. It's completely normal to feel a bit awkward at the beginning. Remember, every successful hearing aid user once started right where you are. 2. Practice Makes Perfect: Practice, practice, practice! Familiarize yourself with the features of your hearing aids and practice putting them in your ears. If you've never used hearing aids before, don't worry, it's a skill you'll develop with time. Like any new skill, it just takes a bit of practice. 3. Take It Easy: Over the first few days, take frequent breaks. Just like your feet need time to adjust to new shoes, your ears need time to get used to the amplification. These breaks not only reduce discomfort but also prevent headaches and auditory overload. 4. Retraining Your Brain: You're not just wearing hearing aids; you're retraining your brain to hear differently. You might rediscover sounds you haven't heard in a while, which can lead to some amusing situations. Embrace these moments – they're all part of the process. 5. Reach Out for Support: Remember, you didn't lose your hearing overnight, so be patient with yourself. If you have questions or face any challenges, don't hesitate to reach out. We're just a phone call away and more than happy to assist you. Your success with your hearing aids is our priority.

6. Fine-Tuning for Your Comfort: Fine-tuning might be necessary to ensure your hearing aids work perfectly for you. Don't hesitate to come in for adjustments. We're here to make sure your hearing aids are tailored to your unique needs. 7. Enjoy the Journey: Most importantly, have fun! This journey to better hearing is an exciting one. Embrace the new sounds, the re-recognized sounds, and the improved quality of life that comes with your new hearing aids. Celebrate every moment! Remember, we're here to support you every step of the way. So, here's to your new hearing adventure – let's make it amazing together!

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