Keep Your Hearing Aids Out of the Drawer with Aural Rehabilitation
Posted by Shea Hearing Aid Center on August 16, 2013
Rehabilitation is one of the most important steps to regaining hearing, besides choosing to get a hearing aid, and the step that is most often ignored. We recommend patients do aural rehabilitation therapy after purchasing a hearing aid, similar to undergoing physical therapy after a muscle injury. Most patients have lived many years with a hearing loss and during that time their brain has atrophied and lost some of its ability to interpret sounds. We can work to fire up those lost brain processes with the interactive hearing games on the MyNuEar.com website.
Many times after a new patient receives hearing aids, they are overwhelmed by all the sounds they now hear. This is a good example of how the brain has lost some of its ability to tune-out background noise, something second nature to a person with full hearing capabilities. With the interactive exercises patients will gradually learn how to cope with the new sounds and determine which are important.
We also recommend patients return frequently during the first few months for follow-up appointments. We will assess how they’re doing and make any necessary hearing aid adjustments. As a small business, we pride ourselves on taking the time to continually evaluate and re-evaluate where our patients are in the hearing loss journey. Purchasing a hearing aid is really the first step down that journey and since we are locally owned, we’ll continually be there to help guide you.
If you, a friend or family member are having a difficult time adjusting to your new hearing aids or you want to dust off your hearing devices and give them a second try, please submit your information on our Contact Us page.