On average, new hearing aid users require time (usually 1-3 weeks) to
adjust to amplified sound. For best results, the process should
be a gradual one. We recommend against new users wearing
their instrument(s) full-time. Starting out too quickly
can result in frustration and premature failure. So, take your time, be patient, and work up to it.
Our 30-day money-back trial period is part of an
adjustment plan that allows new users the time to try their
hearing aids in many listening environments to determine where
their personal amplification functions best, as well as where
amplification does not help. If for any reason a patient decides
to return the hearing aid(s) within 30 days, they will be
reimbursed. On all but a few models, our refund policy is 100%.
User learns the basic
operation (inserting, removing, operating volume control).
User accepts how the
sound of his or her own voice and background noise is different,
User should remain
patient during first week and not become frustrated.
Return visit in one week (very important)
Wear 6-8 hours per
Use in mildly
noisy listening environments.
Wear outdoors, but in
Begin using with the
User practices using
volume control (when present) and learns to adjust volume as needed.
User begins to focus
on conversation and mentally "filters out" background noise.
User is capable of
changing battery and cleaning instruments.
Based upon adaptation ability, but usually is necessary
User can make
"predictive" adjustments of volume control based upon environmental
User finds background
noise becoming easier to accept, allowing user to focus on primary
User is forgetting
hearing aid(s) are even in the ears (achieving transparency).
Based upon adaptation ability. This is necessary about 50% of
User is adjusting to
Background noise is
User is self-sufficient
with all phases of hearing aid maintenance.
After the 30 Day Trial:
want you to become as adapted as possible to your new hearing aids
before completing follow-up care. Once the initial aural rehabilitative
therapy is completed, a 6-month recall card will be sent to you
requesting you to come in for a FREE check on your hearing aid(s), along
with a basic exam of your ear canals, and when necessary, screening of
your hearing. In this way, we can monitor your total hearing and
hearing aid care.