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Common Hearing Aid Problems (and how to fix them)

Common Hearing Aid Problems (and how to fix them)

9 lines of productIf you or your loved one have a hearing aid that’s not working properly, don’t panic: Chances are you may be able to fix it yourself. Try these troubleshooting tips before visiting the hearing aid repair specialist:

Problem 1: The hearing aid is dead.

Possible causes:

  • The battery is depleted. Solution: Replace the battery.
  • The receiver tube is blocked. Solution: Clean the receiver tube or change the wax filter.
  • The microphone opening is clogged. Solution: Clean the microphone opening with a brush.

Problem 2: The hearing aid is not loud enough.

Possible causes:

  • The receiver tube may be blocked. Solution: Remove the receiver tube blockage and clean it.
  • Your hearing has changed. Solution: Schedule a hearing exam.

Problem 3: The sound is distorted.

Possible causes:

  • The battery contacts are dirty or corroded. Solution: Open and close the battery compartment a few times.
  • The battery is dirty or corroded. Solution: Clean the battery surfaces with a dry cloth or replace the battery.
  • The hearing aid is switched to telecoil. Solution: Switch to microphone signal (M).

Problem 4: There’s a whistling or howling when inserted.

Possible causes:

  • Earwax has accumulated. Solution: Have your ear canal checked by a doctor.
  • The hearing aid was not inserted properly. Solution: Remove and reinsert the hearing aid.

Problem 5: The sound is inconsistent.

Possible cause:

  • The battery is running low. Solution: Replace the battery.

If you’ve tried these suggestions and the problem still persists, take it to a hearing aid repair facility for a professional diagnosis.

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