What should users of new hearing aids realistically expect?

When wearing hearing aids it is important to be realistic and patient. Hearing aids do not claim to restore your hearing to “normal” and may not allow you to hear perfectly in every listening situation all the time. Familiar sounds such as birds, turning the pages of your newspaper, or even your own voice or footsteps may be strange to you initially because you have not been used to fully hearing these things for some time. It may take a while to adjust to your new hearing aids and realize your full potential. This is when the skill and experience of a certified Audiologist plays a crucial role in your adaptation process.