A Guide to Hearing Aid Maintenance

When a shelf is loose and you have a question about how fix it, you visit McCoy’s Building Supply to speak with the experts. When your hearing aids are acting up, you contact your audiologist. Below are some of the most common hearing aid issues and what you can do to fix them.

Your Hearing Aid Won’t Turn On

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If your hearing aid won’t turn on or seems to be dead, you should first try replacing the battery or placing the hearing aid in its charger. If that does not work, the receiver tube may be blocked; you should clean the device with a soft, dry cloth and a brush or wire pick. Earwax may be clogging the filter so try replacing it.

There Is No Soun

d Coming Out of Your Hearing Aid

If you do not hear any sound coming out of your hearing aid, your battery may be dying. Try changing the battery or placing the hearing aid in its charger. If that does not fix the problem, the next thing to try is cleaning the sound outlet or microphone, as they may be clogged with earwax.

There Is A Whistling Sound

If you hear a whistling or howling sound coming from your hearing aid when you place it in your ear, this is a sign that either the device is not inserted properly or there is excess earwax inside your ear canal. Try taking the hearing aid out of your ear and placing it back in. If that does not solve the problem then you may need to have your ear cleaned and examined by a professional.

Sounds Are Distorted or Unclear

If your hearing aid is producing distorted or unclear sounds, this may be a sign that your batteries are running low. Try replacing the batteries or placing your hearing aid in its charger. If this does not correct the problem, you will need to bring your hearing aid into our office to be examined by an expert.

Your Hearing Aid Is Not Loud Enough

If you are turning up the volume and sounds still seem soft, this may be caused by a blocked tube or a wax-filled filter. If cleaning or replacing the parts does not fix the problem, this may be an indication that your hearing has changed. If this is the case, contact your audiologist for a hearing exam. They can then reprogram your hearing aids based on your new results.

To learn more about hearing aid troubleshooting or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, contact Tinnitus & Hearing Experts today.

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