Ms Doyle won the 2017 'Irish Audiologist of the Year. The competition is organised by leading hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., who this year welcomed a new sponsor, The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH), on board, joining longstanding partners Audio Infos, and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA).
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If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss and advised that a hearing aid will be a good solution for you, you will probably have tried several types to find out what will suit you best. However, it can still be a steep learning curve when you receive your new hearing aid, learning how best to care for it and ensuring that you get the best results possible when you are wearing it.
New digital hearing aids are highly sensitive and discreet and, here at Hidden Hearing, we will find the ideal device for you and your lifestyle. Our aftercare service is comprehensive, enabling quick solutions to any problems that arise and showing you how to maintain your hearing aids at home for best performance and longevity.
Hearing Aid Top Tips
Your audiologist will advise you on every aspect of hearing aid care and maintenance. Follow our top tips to keep your hearing aids in good shape:
- Read the manual. Your first port of call when you receive your new hearing aid should be to read the manual thoroughly to ensure you are aware of the additional functions and are confident that you are handling the device correctly.
- Get comfortable. Take the time to get comfortable with your hearing aid, and to practice inserting and removing the device several times. Finding a routine that works for you will simplify the process and help you to get the best fit each time.
- Troubleshoot. Be prepared to set up systems that make life easier for you. If you have two hearing aids, be sure to identify which device is for each ear clearly. Most will be colour coded or clearly marked to differentiate them. Set up a safe place to store the devices when you are not wearing them, including overnight, as this will help to avoid damage and loss.
- Try different settings. Experiment with the settings on your hearing aid, whether you have buttons or switches or whether you control volume and environment via a mobile phone app. You will find different settings useful in different situations, so make the most of the ability to adapt these or familiarize yourself with the way in which they change automatically on some models.
- Expect good results. Do not put up with any discomfort or concerns. If you experience pain or unexpected blood or fluid in your ears, you should see your doctor or audiologist as soon as possible. If you are concerned about the way your hearing aid works, or you have tried changing the battery and it still is not working well, remember that you should have a warranty to cover faults.
Try Digital Hearing Aids at Hidden Hearing
Hidden Hearing is the leading private provider of hearing care solutions in Ireland, with a national network that includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. Our experienced staff will welcome you for a free hearing test, and our audiologists will work with you to ensure the best hearing experience. Pop into your local branch today, or contact Hidden Hearing online.