When using a hearing aid product for the first time, it is recommended that everyone read the instruction manual of the hearing aid in detail, and strictly follow the instructions for the first use of the hearing aid—Do adaptive exercises first, and make sure to try it out for a few days in a relatively quiet environment.
step one Discover some simple sounds from the things closest to you.
You can sit on a chair, relax yourself as much as possible, adjust the volume of your hearing aid until you are satisfied, and you will find a lot of sounds around you!
Practice: Keep this practice for a few days until you can recognize the following sounds: the ticking of the alarm clock, the turning of the chair, the sound of water, and the sound of closing doors.
Step two Listen to the sounds outside the house.
The street provides a good sound background.Watch everything on the street and assign the sounds you hear to these things reasonably. Close your eyes and repeat the process. Can you distinguish between the sounds of motorcycles, cars, barking dogs, and children’s laughter? ?
Practice: Repeat this step as often as possible. It is very important for you to perfect your hearing to distinguish the sound of cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Step three listen to music.
You have learned how to use your hearing aid to hear more sounds.Turn on your recorder and you are ready to enjoy music!
Practice: In your new auditory experience, try to distinguish each melody and rhythm as much as possible.Start with recitation of your favorite song or poem.
Step four Recognize and control your own volume
You have made the desired progress!You are already familiar with the sounds around your living environment.Now you can try how to understand your own voice.
Exercise: Read the textbook or newspaper aloud. Pay attention to your pronunciation and the way you pronounce it.
Step five Try to be familiar with other people’s voices
Ask someone to read some information aloud and clearly for you.Start with short sentences and gradually transition to longer paragraphs.
Exercise: First you keep a distance of one meter from the reader, and then gradually increase the distance.
Step six Learn to recognize words that appear alone
Let others say something casually.It’s best to start with the objects around you, or the names of family members, plants, animals, and some professions.
Exercise1: Let others read the sentence aloud to you and extract some words, and ask you to fill in the extracted words correctly.
Exercise2: Let someone read a pair of similar pronunciation words for you: green and donkey, explanation and hypothesis, wine and ball……You can try to distinguish them.
Step Seven Listen to TV recording or radio
Do this contact as often as possible to exercise your hearing.This is an easy way to determine if you are standing upright.Note: If your hearing aid has an audio jack, you can connect it directly to a TV or tape recorder, which is more beneficial to your hearing.
Step Eight Participate in a longer conversation
Often listening to TV recording or tape recorder is a better prior contact for this step.But talking directly with others is the best connection for this step.You can talk to your family or friends.At first, distinguish each person’s voice, pay attention to their pronunciation and the rhythm of speaking.
Practice: First, have a relaxed and casual conversation with a person.If the effect is better, you can talk to two, three or more people, and adjust the distance between you and others to the best distance.
Step nine Walk into public places
Don’t miss concerts, theater performances or concerts. In these places, you should sit as close as possible to the performers and avoid sitting in private rooms or behind pillars in the hall.