(HealthDay News) -- Getting used to a new hearing aid can be challenging, but there are things you can do to help make the transition easier.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery suggests how to ease the adjustment:

  • First, wearing your hearing aid in quieter situations, and slowly expose yourself to louder environments.
  • Keep a log of the places and times when your hearing aid felt most helpful.
  • Be patient and give yourself time to get used to hearing in a new way.
  • Speak with your doctor or hearing aid dispenser about any problems or concerns.