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Audiologist Detroit: Making the Most of Your Hearing Aid
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Making the Most of Your Hearing Aid

If your Detroit audiologist has provided you with a new hearing aid, it's important that you become familiar with your device and take good care of it so it provides you with many years of service. The doctors and staff at Platinum Hearing Aids are audiology professionals who provide Southfield, Allen Park, Dearborn, and the greater Detroit area with hearing aids to patients of all ages. We want all of our patients who wear hearing aids to get the most out of their devices so they can enjoy hearing the world as it was meant to be heard, so we have provided you with some helpful tips that can help you make the most of your hearing aid.

Get to Know The Features

Today's hearing aids are loaded with features that can make your life easier if you learn how to use them. Ask your Detroit audiologists to show you the features on your particular model and how to use them. For example, you may have a wind block management feature that can reduce wind noise or a telecoil that can be used with both cellular phones and landlines. Take the time to read the instructions that came with your hearing aid so you can learn how the device works and understand all the features of your particular model.

Keep Your Hearing Aid Clean and Take Good Care of It

Because your device works tirelessly to help you hear all day long, it's important to take good care of your aid and clean it regularly. Before you put your hearing aid away for the day, wipe it gently with a dry cloth to rid it of oils and moisture that it may have accumulated during the day. Never use harsh chemicals to clean your aid as they can damage the components of your device. Also, do not lay your hearing aid near a heat source when putting it away for the night, as doing so can ruin its electronic components.

Coping with a World Full of Noises

Your hearing aid may re-introduce you to many sounds you've forgotten, like the sound of birds chirping or the ticking of a clock. With time, you'll learn how to focus on what you wish to hear and how to tune out the rest. When visiting public places that are full of noises, like restaurants and theaters, try to sit in a location that offers the best listening conditions. For example, try to sit away from the kitchen, restrooms, and doorways in restaurants.

Questions? Contact An Audiologist

The audiologists at Platinum Hearing Aids are committed to providing people in the Detroit areas with the latest digital hearing aid technology. If you would like to find out more about the digital hearing aids we offer, please contact us, as we're always happy to speak with you!