What you'll find on this page
- Why training is important to using your new hearing.
- How practice and patience may help over time.
Learning to hear happens over time
Training the brain to understand the sounds it's receiving from a hearing implant is crucial to getting the best result.
Your brain will need time to interpret all the new sounds, which can take time. How long it takes will be different for everyone.
After you start hearing with your new device, you may need to practise listening and speaking as much as possible.
Practise at home
The more you practise, the better. This means enlisting the help of family and friends to talk and listen more and more.
You can also listen to audio books or podcasts or read along with someone from a book — these are all ways to improve your hearing.