Despite your best efforts, your hearing aids might still cease functioning normally on occasion. Before taking them in for repair, there are steps you can take at home that might resolve the problem.
- If there is feedback or whistling when your hearing aids are inserted, the devices might have been inserted improperly. Try removing and reinserting to see if that solves the problem. If not, earwax might have accumulated and clogged the ports; clean them thoroughly with your multi-tool or wax pick.
- If the sound is distorted or unclear, your battery or contacts might be dirty or corroded. Try cleaning the battery surfaces or replacing the battery. Sometimes merely opening and closing the battery compartment door will help. Make sure your device hasn’t inadvertently been switched to T-coil mode.
- If there is no sound at all, make sure the battery isn’t dead. Check for a clogged microphone or sound outlet, or try changing the wax filter.
If these resources do not help you solve your problem, you’ll have to take your hearing aids in for repair. Cost will depend on what is damaged, which replacement parts are needed and whether your device is still under warranty.
Call Gary D. Schwartzberg Au.D. at (207) 226-0288 for more information or to schedule an appointment.