How hearing aids sound
You should expect a dramatic improvement in hearing, but remember that the quality of the sound you hear is subjective and may take some getting used to.
· Your ability to hear and understand others should be improved. Other people’s voices shouldn’t sound distorted, harsh, or artificial.
· The sound of your own voice should be “normal,” not tinny, harsh, or distorted. Your own voice should not sound like you’re in a barrel or have an echo.
· The amount of sound you hear should match the environment. In a crowded room with many people talking at once, sound will be loud but not deafening.
· Hearing aids should help you distinguish speech from noise. Hearing aids should be adjusted to optimize this feature.
· When properly tuned, hearing aids should help you identify the location of a sound or voice
· Hearing aids should not whistle, buzz or give you feedback.