Hearing Aids

Important information for first time hearing aid wearers


Important information for first time hearing aid users.

How long will the batteries last?

Hearing aid battery life depends on the size of course! The smaller the battery, the more often they have to be changed (typically 2 – 3 times a week). Larger hearing aid batteries will need to be changed on average once a week.

I’ve heard my own voice will sound unusual, is there anything that can be done?

Your voice may indeed sound different – however this is different for everybody!  Some people may notice a slight difference in how their own voice will sound, while others may notice a bigger difference, and others may notice no difference at all! However, rest assured that even if your own voice does sound unusual or different, our audiologists are always happy to work with you to help you through this adjustment process and to make changes so that your voice doesn’t sound so unusual. Often it is simply a case of getting used to the hearing aids, and after a few days most customers find that this problem has gone away!

I know I have hearing loss in both ears, but I can get by with just one hearing aid. Do I have to get two hearing aids?

If your audiologist has determined that you have hearing loss in both ears, then wearing two hearing aids is of the utmost importance! Think of it this way – you wouldn’t wear just “one” eye glass to correct the vision for one eye, even though both eyes need eye glasses, now would you? Thus, it is important to have two hearing aids (if your audiologist has determined that you indeed have hearing loss in both ears). Wearing two hearing aids helps for many reasons, but some of the main reasons includes better hearing in a noisy environment, being able to localize sounds better, as well as an improved signal versus noise level. I could go on but please take it from me – if an audiologist says you need two hearing aids, it is extremely important that you get two hearing aids!

How long will my hearing aid last?

The life of a hearing aid can last anywhere from 3 – 6 years. This varies greatly based on each patient! We recommend yearly clean and checks and regular maintenance for each pair of hearing aids a patient has. If the maintenance and annual clean and checks are followed regularly, hearing aids can generally last 5 – 6 years. The typical warranty on a hearing aid is three years, meaning all faults will be fixed for free by the manufacturer within this period.

Will a hearing aid make my hearing normal again?

Unfortunately, hearing aids will not make your hearing normal again. Hearing aids help to correct one’s hearing loss so that hearing becomes easier in situations where it was once difficult, but it cannot stop the progression of hearing loss or return your hearing back to “normal” again. However hearing aids can help you regain what you lost, so that family meals, watching the television or work conferences do become normal again!

Get ready to reconnect with the world around you

At Yes Hearing, we are committed to helping you improve your hearing and communication with your loved ones. Trial a hearing aid to see the benefits of improved hearing.

Shop All Hearing Aids

Speak with a Yes Hearing expert to learn more

With more than 50 audiologists around New York, help is near. Arrange a free consultation whenever suits you via phone, chat or video call and speak with an expert today.

Book a consultation

Related articles

Learn more about Yes by reading our blog

Subscribe to our mailing list

Be the first to hear about latest news, content, and more by subscribing to our mailing list. Check your inbox for a confirmation email!

Speak with a Specialist 844-423-1673