Putting on Your Hearing Aid Correctly
Learn the four simple steps to ensure your hearing aids fit perfectly and stay in place all day long. Steve Sherman from Better Hearing Now shares his expert tips to make wearing hearing aids a breeze.
Hello, this is Steve Sherman with Better Hearing Now. Today, I want to share some quick tips on how to correctly put on your hearing aids.
If you're like most people, you might have a receiver in the canal hearing aid, which consists of the hearing aid body, a speaker cable, and a small tail. I'm going to walk you through a simple four-step process to ensure your hearing aid is properly placed for optimal performance.
Step 1: Positioning the Hearing Aid
Start by placing the hearing aid on your ear, right at the top. Don't worry about its visibility at this point; we'll address that later. It's crucial to position it correctly to ensure there's enough cable to reach the ear canal. Placing it too far behind your ear will make the next steps more challenging.
Step 2: Inserting the Speaker
The speaker or receiver cable is already aligned, making your job easier. Gently take the speaker, using your thumb, and insert it into the hole while pulling it forward toward your nose. Give it a little wiggle to ensure it goes in comfortably. At this stage, the speaker should be partway inside, but the small tail will still be outside the ear canal.
Step 3: Finishing the Job
Now, take your finger and complete the insertion process. Gently wiggle the speaker further into your ear canal. This step ensures the hearing aid is securely in place. Once you've done this, the tail should be tucked into the bowl of your ear inside the ridge, preventing the tip from popping back out.
Step 4: Adjusting for Comfort and Concealment
The last step is to make sure the little tail is sitting securely in the ear's ridge. This will ensure the tip cannot pop back out, and you won't lose your hearing aid. You can also adjust the visible part behind the ear to make it less noticeable. When done correctly, your hearing aid will fit snugly and comfortably, and you won't have to worry about it coming loose during your day.
I hope these simple steps provide you with the guidance you need when putting on your hearing aids. Especially in the early days, it can be a bit tricky, but with practice, it will become second nature.
Properly wearing your hearing aids is essential for maximizing their effectiveness and your overall comfort. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Better Hearing Now.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the benefits of better hearing.