First hearing aid

Discussion in 'Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants' started by Ericka, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

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    Today i picked up my first evver hearing aid. Its an Oticon Nera2 pro. It is alot to get used to. I didn't think that i would have too i thought mild hearing loss means no big deal terms in listening for the most part. I was wrong. I didn't think it was that small(i lose stuff and my kiddo goes on my dresser) I can definitely tell the difference with it out vs when i wear it. I got a headache not too long after i started using it. Is that normal? The audiologist told me over the next 28 days it will go from starter setting to the full prescription because all at once might be too much. As clear as that was i dont really get it. I found out i could have ordered blue! The other audiologist didnt even show me colors other than beige, brown, goldish color and silver.

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  2. LoveBlue

    LoveBlue Well-Known Member

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    It takes a while to adjust. And yes, they do start at a lower volume so as not to overwhelm you. Since you have a "trial period", if you decide you want to keep that brand you should ask, before the trial period is over, if you can exchange it for a blue one. Tell them that you were not informed that it came in other colors and you want to switch.
     
  3. zephren

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    Yeah, that is normal. It took me a long time to get used to the noise and make sense of it. I still get a headache sometimes because it takes so much brainpower to decipher the sounds. I enjoy the peace that comes when I take them out and use them less and less.
     
  4. Ericka

    Ericka New Member

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    I really didn't think it would be this kind of adjustment to get used to. I've taken it out 5 or six times. I didn't think it would be this intense. Is that normal. Ugh. I feel like I'm being dramatic but i know if anyone can relate or give me any tips it would be you all. The audiologist just keep the most important part is to wear it.
     
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    seb Well-Known Member

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    Ericka,
    It does take awhile to get used to, but you will get there. If It bothers you take it out just as you have been doing. You could also start off with an hour and then take it out for an hour, two hours in, two hours out. Whatever you find that works will get you through the adjustment period. Just don't give up! You can do it! Good luck!
     
  6. DeafNerdMommy

    DeafNerdMommy Well-Known Member

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    I was told to wear mine for about 3 hours a days for a few day and move up an hour each day after. My ears were so sore where my hearing aids sat. But now I can wear mine for 18+ hours in one day. I sometimes forget about them and almost got in the shower wearing them once so be careful.
     

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