Addressing Common Problems with Hearing Aids

Addressing Common Problems with Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are wonderful tools, but they often fall prey to the normal wear and tear of daily life. Many hearing aid users have issues that arise with their hearing aids, and it is important to become aware of these problems so that you are aware of how to handle them effectively.

The most common problem faced by many hearing aid users is that of feedback coming from the hearing aids. This can be in the form of shrill noises or a whistling sound.

Feedback often occurs as a result of poorly fitted hearing aids, which let too much air in. You can try pushing your hearing aids further into your ears to see if this reduces the feedback. Even turning down the hearing aid volume may sometimes help with eliminating feedback, especially if the volume is set too high. If this does not solve the problem, ask your audiologist to take a look to see whether your hearing aids need to be readjusted or replaced.

Apart from feedback, some users complain about not getting adequate levels of sound from their hearing aids. This could be due to insufficient volume settings, a weak battery, or a problem with the hearing aids themselves. Try adjusting the volume by turning it up or replacing your batteries.

Remember that if your hearing aids are new, you may require an adjustment period to get accustomed to the way sounds appear when you use hearing aids. If you still have trouble with inadequate clarity using your hearing aids, take them to your audiologist to see if they need to adjust the settings.

Sometimes, your hearing aids may simply refuse to work and you may have trouble turning them on. The most common reason for this is a dead battery, which you can easily change to see if this rectifies the problem. If not, clean out your hearing aids with your tool kit to get rid of any trapped moisture or dirt that could be causing your hearing aids to malfunction. If none of this helps, examine your hearing aids closely to look for any signs of damage, and if you find anything unusual, take your hearing aids to your audiologist to be repaired or replaced.