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Should my own voice sound strange with hearing aids?

When I wear both my hearing aids I hear my own voice inside my head rather than outside. It is like I am speaking through a microphone. I find it difficult to adjust to this so I often take out one hearing aid which makes the sound a bit more normal. Is this a common thing or do my hearing aids needs adjusting?


It is very common when a person first uses hearing aids for their own voice to sound a little hollow/echoey but this normally disappears after a short period of time as the brain adjusts to the new sounds. If you are still having difficulty with this aspect, I would suggest that you contact your audiologist who may be able to look at further ways of reducing this occlusion effect without the need for you to take one hearing aid out.

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