If you’ve just been fitted for your new pair of hearing aids, congratulations are in order. Hearing aids are extraordinary devices that reconnect us to our loved ones and the world around us. They improve our relationships and our overall well-being by keeping us aware and alert. If you’ve spent some time with untreated hearing loss, then the experience of a new pair of hearing aids will require a period of adjustment. Many people wait between five to seven years to treat their hearing loss. During this period, we may grow accustomed to duller sounds and muffled speech. When we’re fitted for hearing aids, we may find the newfound access to sounds to be exhausting or overwhelming. Keep in mind that this is just a temporary period and you’ll soon get used to the experience and the benefits of using hearing aids. Here are a few tips for adjusting to new hearing aids.