Help is at hand
Find a way to deal with your hearing loss can be a challenge. There are many reasons to put off using hearing aids including the fear of being stigmatized, denial, or simply accepting hearing loss as a part of the aging process.
However there is a significant evidence to suggest that the earlier you react to signs of hearing loss, even a mild hearing loss, the more you quality of life will improve in the long term.
The important thing to remember is that hearing aids can help, no matter when you begin to use them.
And if you are reading this, then you are already taking an important step towards helping your hearing.
Why Hearing Aids are a good idea
Using your hearing aid for the first time can be an over whelming experience. It takes time to get used to a new world of sound. Your brain also need time to adjust, and sounds may seem louder than they were before. But don’t worry — this period of adjustment will pass.
Try the following when you begin using hearing aids:
- Start slowly and wear your hearing aids for a short periods of time, for one or two hours a day.
- Use your hearing aids in situation with few people and not too much noise.
- All yourself some breaks during the day.
- Be careful that your ears do not get sore. If they do, contact your hearing care professional.
- All yourself time to adapt to the new sounds and sensations in your ear.
Hearing aid technology has advanced incredibly in the last decade. Today’s hearing aids are a long way from the bulky devices of the past. The are small, stylish and discreet and with more processing power than the average computer.
And of course there are other advantages:
- You will feel less isolated.
- Your will be better able to communicate.
- It will be easier to engage socially.
- You will have more confidence and independence.
- Stress and depression will be alleviated.
Practice Makes Perfect
As with many other things in life. developing a routing can help you.
Gradually start using your hearing aids for longer periods of time and in noisier environments. Try listening to the radio and television, or talking on the phone. And use them with friends and family.
To learn more about how hearing aids and can help you contact your nearest hearing care professional or visit widex.com.
Widex A/S is the world’s sixth largest hearing aid manufacturer. In close collaboration with international audiological researchers and specialists, the company has developed a wide range of digital hearing aids, including the world’s first 100% digital in-the-ear hearing aid in 1995.
The Danish company was founded in 1956 by the Tøpholm and Westermann families and is still owned by the relatives of the company’s original founders. The president and CEO of Widex is Jørgen Jensen, who was appointed in 2013. Widex hearing aids are sold in almost 100 countries and the company employs approximately 3,800 people around the world.
Widex’ new headquarters are located in Allerød Municipality, Denmark, north ofCopenhagen. The new headquarters use groundwater for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. Widex also placed an energy-generating wind turbine beside the building.