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How can you avoid whistling sound from hearing aid?

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Most modern hearing aids have automatic feedback cancellation, but you might still get a whistling sound sometimes. To avoid it:

1. Don’t lean your ear against a pillow or cover it with a hat or scarf. That can trap sound from the hearing aid and cause it to re-enter the microphone.

2. Place the tip of the hearing aid or ear mold securely inside the ear. Feedback is more common when the tip is not in the right position.

3. If you have a volume control, keep the setting near its default. Feedback can happen when you turn the sound up too high.

4. Ask your audiologist or your doctor to check your ears and, if necessary, remove any wax buildup.

SOURCES:

Audiology Online: “When Hearing Aids Cause Itchy Ears, What Can Be Done?”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Daily Care and Troubleshooting Tips for Hearing Aids.”

American Academy of Audiology: “Audiogram of Familiar Sounds.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Audiology Online: “When Hearing Aids Cause Itchy Ears, What Can Be Done?”

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: “Daily Care and Troubleshooting Tips for Hearing Aids.”

American Academy of Audiology: “Audiogram of Familiar Sounds.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 01, 2019

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