Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Getting the Best from Your Hearing Aids?
If you live with hearing aids, itís easy to
take them for granted, to forget just how revolutionary they can be, until you
start having issues with them. Here, weíre going to take a look at how you can
ensure that your hearing aids last as long as possible, improving your ability
to hear, communicate, and your quality of life as effectively as they should.
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Give them the care they need
Every hearing aid needs some care and
attention. The most important thing that you can do is get used to
cleaning your hearing aids every day. Hearing aids can be affected by dust, debris, and
earwax, which can clog up their components and begin to affect how clearly they
can amplify sound. A hearing aid cleaning kit will contain everything that you
need to keep them clean. Most importantly, do not wash them in water or with wet
cloths, as moisture can cause significant damage to them.
Ensure your batteries last
Does it feel like your batteries arenít
lasting as long as they should? Make sure you have an accurate idea of the
battery life you can expect. After that,
resolving power issues in your auditory device is often about getting down to the source. For instance, as mentioned,
moisture and high humidity can affect your hearing aid, and keeping them in a
dehumidifier for a day or two may help them get back to good health. Excessively
cold temperatures and high altitudes can drain your battery life quicker than
normal use, as well.
Learn how to control them
You might not be getting the best
amplification out of your hearing aids simply because their profile is not set
for the environment that you are in. A lot of people will have their audiologist
set the levels on their hearing aids and not adjust them afterward. However, as
you get used to them, or as you start wearing them in different environments,
changing their settings may help you be able to get even better use out of them.
how to adjust your hearing aids, whether itís with the controls on the
device, or through a connected smartphone app, can make them much more
versatile. If you donít feel comfortable with it, talk to your audiologist about
doing it for you.
Know where to go if you have
any issues with them
If youíre not getting the experience you
would expect from your hearing aids, even after following the advice above, then
there could be a deeper issue with them. Like all pieces of technology, hearing
aids can experience malfunctions, damage, and wear and tear. Take them to your
audiologist, who may be able to complete a host of repairs on them on the spot.
If they canít fix them there, they may be able to provide temporary replacements
while sending yours to the manufacturer for a complete repair or replacement.
Whether youíre new to using hearing aids or
are experiencing some issues with yours, if you want to know more about how to
get the best from your hearing aids, then making an appointment with your
audiologist is always recommended.
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person Ė the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesnít
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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