Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Troubleshooting Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid is Whistling

Cause

Solution

Wax Plugging Ear Canal Visit Hearing Specialist or Doctor
Hat, Scarf or other Head Apparel Blocking Microphone Remove Object
Hearing Aid not Inserted Properly Remove Hearing Aid and Reinsert

No Sound

Cause

Solution

Battery Worn Out Replace with New Battery
Wax Filter Plugged Clean Wax Filter or Replace with New Wax Filter
Microphone Clogged Brush out Microphone Port(s)
Tubing Twisted or Removed from Hearing Aid Re-Attach Tubing to Ear Hook or Make an Appointment with Hearing Professional
Hearing Instrument Damaged or Needs Repair Make an Appointment with Hearing Professional
Moisture in Microphone Put into Dri Aid Kit or Leave Off of Ear to Dry – if Problem Persists, make an Appointment with Hearing Professional

Distortion

Cause

Solution

Battery Drain Battery Weak or Defective
The Instrument may be Damaged or Defective Make an Appointment with your Hearing Professional

Hearing Aid Not Loud Enough

Cause

Solution

Hearing Thresholds may have Decreased Make an Appointment with your Hearing Professional 
Receiver Tube May be Blocked Remove Blockage and Clean

Maintenance of Hearing Aids

  • It is very important to clean and maintain your hearing aids daily
  • Remove any ear wax found in and on your hearing aids 
  • Keep your hearing aid away from pets and make to leave them in a cool dry place
  • If you are not wearing your hearing aids – make sure to open the battery door and set them in a safe location 
  • Do not wear your hearing aid in the shower, swimming or when applying products to hair

 
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