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How do I put on my behind the ear hearing aids? A Guide 2023

Updated: Mar 8

Here are the steps to put on behind-the-ear hearing aids:

  1. Before handling your hearing aids, wash your hands thoroughly and dry them completely. This will help prevent any dirt, dust, or oils from getting on your hearing aids and potentially damaging them.

  2. Identify which hearing aid is for your left ear and which one is for your right ear. This is important because the hearing aids are designed specifically for each ear and won't fit correctly if you mix them up.

  3. Hold the hearing aid by the hook or the part that rests behind your ear. The hearing aid should be facing forward so that the microphone is pointing towards your ear canal.

  4. Gently insert the earbud or ear mold into your ear canal. The earbud should fit snugly but comfortably in your ear. You may need to adjust the size of the earbud or mold to fit your ear properly. If you are using an ear mold, make sure it's positioned correctly in your ear canal for optimal hearing.

  5. Secure the hearing aid behind your ear. Make sure the hook or wire that goes over the top of your ear fits snugly and comfortably. You may need to adjust the angle or position of the hearing aid to ensure that it's sitting comfortably and securely on your ear.

  6. Turn on your hearing aids and adjust the volume as needed. Most hearing aids have a volume control that you can adjust to your desired level. Some may also have additional features, such as noise cancellation or directional microphones, that you can adjust to improve your hearing in different environments.

  7. Enjoy better hearing! With your hearing aids properly fitted and adjusted, you should be able to hear more clearly and comfortably in a variety of situations.

It's important to note that everyone's experience with hearing aids is different, so it may take some time to get used to wearing them and adjusting to the new sounds you hear. Don't be discouraged if it takes a little while to get the hang of using your hearing aids – with practice and patience, you'll be able to enjoy all the benefits of improved hearing..

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