Hearing aid users, especially the first timers, often face a lot of problems which maybe primarily adjustment issues. It is not easy or convenient to start off using a device that deals with such an important function in your body. Hearing is among the five sense organs and you need to be spot on with your new device, or even the old one for that matter. In order to help you understand your device better, the audiologists here at Bengal Speech have come up with an exhaustive list of hearing aid problems and their possible solutions.
#1: Hearing Aid Unresponsive
This is a very common problem faced by numerous users of hearing aids. The device may not respond to your needs and appear as ‘dead’. There can be numerous explanations to why it is so. To get the basic reason right: make sure you turn on the device! With that sorted, look at the batteries and their faces. Are they in the correct + and – order? For those using hearing aids for some time, you can also look at the possibility of the batteries dying out. Ensure that the battery compartment is closed in the right way. If all of these fall in place and you still do not get a response on your hearing aid, get in touch with your audiologist and get it sorted.
#2: Whistling Sound
The next common problem is that the wearer hears a continued whistling sound in the hearing aid. It might be for two different reasons. One, the volume may have been set at a very high point. The sound you hear is that of static noise, like the one which comes from a loudspeaker set on a high volume mark. Two, the ear mould of the device may be improperly inserted in your ears. Get that done and check the battery as well. Again, if the problem persists, a call to an audiologist becomes necessary.
#3: Weak Audio
Hearing aids are supposed to solve your hearing loss issue. If you cannot hear properly or as per your liking, your device is not serving your purpose. There are cases when the hearing aid relays a very weak audio frequency. That is, despite a high volume setting, you cannot hear properly. An obvious reason may be the tubing on the device may be damaged. You can check through for moisture damage. Tubing may be replaced as well. Another common reason is that the hearing aid’s ear mould may be blocked due to earwax. This is common for the CIC or Completely in Canal hearing aid variety.
If you buy your hearing aids from Bengal Speech, we ensure that your issues are resolved at the earliest through our team of professional audiologists and device technicians.