The day is here. Someone you know who has trouble hearing and has finally decided to do something about their hearing loss. Your job should be to make this experience as comfortable as possible. It has probably been years since they’ve heard this well. Below is a list that you can follow to help make the transient process for the new hearing aid user as. He easy as possible. How to Help the New Hearing Aid User Do not raise your voice. It will take some practice since you’ve been raising your voice to be heard for the past few years. If you raise your voice now, it will be too loud for the new hearing aid user. Do not suggest that their first experience in the hearing world be a visit to your favorite restaurant on a Saturday night. Do not “test” their hearing. A new hearing aid user does want to compare your ability to hear to what they are hearing over and over. A hearing problem rarely happens overnight. More than likely, it was a slow, gradual decline until the issue was no longer they could ignore. Reinforce that learning to listening (learning to ignore background noise is one example) will take some time. Try to understand what it means to have a hearing loss. Put in a set of earplugs and watch TV or try to talk on the phone to get a little idea of what they experience. Avoid comedy. Do not under any circumstances amuse yourself at the expense of someone who is hearing impaired. A disability is not funny.