Frequently Asked Hearing Aid Questions | Bradenton, FL | Manatee Ear Center

How long does it take to adjust to new hearing instruments?

Similar to if you were to obtain a new pair of prescription glasses, it may take some time for your ears to adjust to your new hearing abilities. You should notice results within minutes, but it may take several months to completely realize the benefits of your new hearing instruments. Hearing tends to deteriorate gradually over time, so when sounds are reintroduced to the brain in a 30-minute fitting session, it can be overwhelming. The brain may have to relearn the classification of some sounds. Even though it may take several months to completely adjust to hearing through hearing aids, you should notice benefits in a very short time.