Can Hearing Aids Make My Hearing Worse?
No, hearing aids can not make your hearing worse.
Expectations and Outcomes:
It is important to realize that we hear with our brain. Our outer ear, middle ear and inner ear system are pathways that bring sound to our brain for interpretation. Hearing devices make sounds easier to hear, but it is important to have realistic expectations. Successful use of hearing devices rely on realistic expectations. Some people are able to adapt easily to hearing aids while others take longer. Your audiologist will work closely with you on this to guide you and help you during this process. It is important to wear your hearing device daily to get accustomed to new sounds and retrain your brain to hear sounds around you.
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