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How can you make sure that your hearing aid does not make sharp sounds?

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The goal of hearing aids is to help you hear all the sounds of speech. To do this, the devices may boost high-pitched sounds that you haven’t heard in many years. This can make the crinkling of paper or the hum of an air conditioner seem annoying, but it also lets you hear birdsong and the letters “f” and “s.” Most people adapt to the new sounds in a few months, so give yourself time. But if the sharpness keeps you from wearing your hearing aids regularly, see your audiologist for an adjustment.

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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