Dizziness and Balance
Despite the fact that they possess incredibly advanced components, today’s hearing aids are not “plug and play” like many other electronics on the market. The first time you insert your new devices, you may notice that things seem a bit different than what you expected. The process of adjusting to your hearing aids can take some time, but rest assured that at Balance and Hearing Institute, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Our team will work with you during your hearing aid fitting to adjust your devices in such a way that enhances your specific daily activities. Once you step foot outside of our office, the acclimation process begins! Keep in mind that it may take your brain some time to relearn how to process the sounds you were missing, and although things may seem odd at first, you will slowly adjust to this new way of hearing.
All of the information picked up by these receptors is then sent to the brain, which analyzes this information to create the appropriate motor responses in order to keep the images steady and clear on the retina and to keep the upright position. This is known as balance stability or equilibrium.
Some of our patients prefer to gradually wear their hearing aids for longer periods of time each day, as this gentle acclimation is easier for them to work with. Others jump right in and want to wear their devices full-time in order to get the most out of their new purchase. No matter which option feels right for you, the team at Balance and Hearing Institute will always be here to answer your questions. You may find that in certain situations you aren’t hearing quite as well as you would like, and it’s important for you to let us know so that we can fine-tune your devices accordingly.
Follow-up visits are a key component to your success, and our open-door policy offers you the ability to come in and visit us for a quick tune-up or a detailed adjustment whenever needed. You can expect our staff to check in with you during the first few weeks after you have received your hearing aids and we recommend visiting our office regularly for routine care.
Just like hearing loss itself, the ease in which you adjust to your hearing aids will be different for every patient we see, and there is no “normal” method of acclimation. Remember to be patient and diligent with your new devices, and keep in mind that our experts are only a phone call away! We have been programming and adjusting hearing aids for the last 13 years and are here to make this transition as seamless as possible.