Professional Hearing Services

Lakewood, Colorado's Premier Audiology Clinic


2405 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

Hearing Aid Reality

Realistic Expectations for your Hearing Aid

  • Generally, two hearing aids are better than one.  It can mean the difference between just hearing versus hearing and understanding.
  • Your hearing aids should let you listen with less effort.
  • It will take time to get used to your hearing aids.  Be patient.
  • Your hearing aids will not restore your hearing capabilities to the way they were before you developed a hearing loss.
  • Not everyone will get the same benefit from hearing aids.  The amount of improvement is determined by the nature of the hearing loss.
  • Hearing aids do not eliminate background noise.
  • In quiet environments, your hearing should get better.
  • Your hearing with moderate background noise should improve.
  • Your hearing with background noise is not going to be as good as your hearing is in a quiet environment.
  • You should be able to hear when people speak softly.
  • You should feel comfortable when others speak normally.
  • Loud speech should sound loud, but not uncomfortable.
  • You may begin hearing soft sounds that you couldn't hear before.  Examples include footsteps, whispers, crickets, etc.
  • Your eharing aids/earmolds should not hurt.
  • You shouldn't hear feedback when your hearing aids rest in the correct position in your ears.
  • Your voice should be different, but acceptable to you.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your hearing aids, please contact your audiologist for help.