Care of Hearing Aids

 

Problem

Cause

Solution

Whistling or howling noise


  • Earmold inserted improperly
  • Cracked or loose tubing
  • Improper earmold fit
  • Hearing aid turned up too loud


 


  • Reinsert earmold
  • Check or replace tubing
  • Have earmold replaced
  • Reduce volume
  • If too quiet for audibility, contact audiologist

 

Weak sound


  • Weak battery
  • Bent or blocked tubing
  • Earmold inserted improperly
  • Excessive wax in ear canal

 

 


  • Replace battery
  • Check tubing
  • Reinsert earmold
  • Have ear examined and cleaned by audiologisist

 

 

No sound


 


  • Aid turned off
  • Clogged earmold
  • Dead battery
  • Battery inserted wrong
  • Corroded battery contacts
  • Bent or blocked tubing

 


  • Turn on hearing aid
  • Clean earmold
  • Replace battery
  • Replace battery correctly
  • Clean contacts
  • Check tubing or replace tubing

 

 

Distortion


 


  • Weak battery
  • Bent or blocked tubing
  • Clogged earmold
  • Hearing aid turned up too loud

 


  • Replace battery
  • Check or replace tube
  • Clean earmold
  • Reduce volume
  • If too quiet for audibility, contact audiologist

 

  Care and Trouble Shooting of Hearing Aids
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