How to Use Hearing Aids & Other Troubleshooting FAQs
An important part of learning how to use your hearing aids is to know how to troubleshoot some of the most common issues. At North Shore Hearing P.C., we've created a general list of some of the most common problems and solutions with hearing aids.
Best of all, this list isn't specific for any brand or style of hearing aid and can typically be used across the spectrum to improve your overall experience. Continue reading to learn more about how to use hearing aids and solve basic problems.
How to Fix Hearing Aids with No Sound?
If you've placed the hearing aids on and sound isn't amplified, there could be a few causes:
How to Use Hearing Aids that Aren't Loud Enough?
When your hearing aids are not loud enough, the first step is to check your volume and make sure you're using the right program. In many instances, the wrong program can be accidentally selected and cause sounds to not be amplified enough. If the settings are right, the receiver tube may be blocked, so you should try to clean and remove blockage.
A depleted or damaged battery can also cause volume problems. You can remedy this problem by inspecting the battery to see if the contacts are damaged or corroded. If the battery is drained or corroded, you should replace it.
Another potential cause of volume not being loud enough is moisture getting in the system, which can be solved by using a dehumidifier overnight to remove moisture. If all else fails, it may be time to schedule a hearing exam at North Shore Hearing P.C. because your hearing needs may have changed.
How to Fix Hearing Aids with a Whistling Sound?
Anytime you hear a whistling noise, the most obvious problem is the tube or mold isn't properly placed or inserted. Use a mirror to make sure your aids are fitted properly based on the demonstration provided during your fitting at North Shore Hearing P.C. If this doesn't remedy your problem, you can also:
Do you have an obstruction in your ear, such as an ear infection or wax? Visit your doctor or schedule an appointment with us if all else fails.
How to Fix Hearing Aids with Inconsistent Sound Quality?
When you use your hearing aids, does the volume fluctuate or appear to cut in and out? In the event you are experiencing these problems, try the following solutions:
Still Having Problems? North Shore Hearing P.C. Can Help!
If you've tried all of the most common solutions and you're still having problems, the experts at North Shore Hearing P.C. can help! Our team of experienced hearing aid and hearing specialists will work to quickly provide the most cost-efficient solution to help you get on with your day. In the event your hearing aids are out of warranty or you're interested in looking into a different, more modern solution, North Shore is home to a wide selection of cutting-edge hearing solutions.
Contact North Shore Hearing P.C. today for a free hearing consultation.