Because people typically wait 7-10 years to treat hearing loss, there are many new sounds to get used to while adjusting to new hearing aids. While hearing (or rediscovering) the previously missed sounds will be exciting, it’s also normal to have concerns.
- Tinnitus and headaches: it is not uncommon to have tinnitus and headaches when you first get hearing aids, but they should go away after the first couple of days.
- Irritation and Itchiness: you may also have some irritation in your ear when you first get hearing aids, but this should go away with time as you get acclimated to wearing them.
- Sound problems: things may sound a little different than you're used to as your brain adjusts to hearing sounds again. Sounds may also seem a bit loud to you at first.
If you're still having sound problems after you've had your hearing aids for a while, your hearing care provider can help make adjustments to your hearing aids to ensure the sound quality matches your needs.