Another useful tip when learning to work with a new hearing aid is to make an effort to participate in discussions as often as possible. This helps the hearing aid wearer to become more at ease with using a hearing aid type device. If understanding a particular person is difficult it may be necessary to move closer to the person doing the talking as a way to improve hearing while wearing a hearing device. In addition, those learning to become more at ease with a hearing aid should make an effort to visit various public places. From shopping malls to theaters and restaurants, different environments and situations can help one become more at ease with a hearing aid.