Hearing aids may be small in size but they are big on technology! These are sensitive instruments that require proper care and maintenance for long-term use. These are also subject to numerous issues, from minor ones like the sound being weak to major ones like pain experienced in the ears.
Before you call your audiologist, however, you may want to check the possible causes and resolve the issues. You can then save on the cost of repair as well as gain a better appreciation of your hearing aids.
Weak or Dead Sound
When you place your customized hearing aids in your ears, you will expect to hear clear auditory signals from your environment. But you may also get weak sound or a dead sound, a quite common occurrence in some older models.
Don’t worry just yet as there are a few effective ways to resolve this issue.
In all of these cases, a thorough check of the exterior components of the hearing aids will suffice to determine the cause and its possible remedy.
Feedback refers to the buzzing, hissing or whistling sounds that come from the hearing aids when you put them on. Keep in mind that these sounds are different from the phantom sounds of tinnitus. You must then take the time to determine whether the sounds are coming from the hearing aids or from other sources.
A few tips to resolve the feedback issues:
Of course, there will be issues wherein professional intervention is a must. You should draw the line at opening your hearing aids since you may be doing more harm than good.
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