A hearing loss often develops slowly and it can take a long time before someone with a hearing loss decides to actually get a hearing aid. This can have an effect, not only on themselves, but also on their relatives.
Hearing aids cannot restore hearing completely
People who have no previous experience with hearing loss or hearing aids commonly believe that hearing aids can restore hearing completely. Unfortunately this is an exaggeration.
Remember the benefits of the hearing aid
It is not unusual to be frustrated with the affects of a hearing loss on everyday conversation, from time to time. Recognising that a hearing aid does not help in all situations can be difficult and it is understandable that some people sometimes feel disappointed. In this situation, try to focus on the many situations where a hearing aid is actually of great help.
Learn about hearing
Getting used to life with a hearing loss is challening to most hearing aid users.