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What are some common problems with new hearing aids?

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Here are ways to troubleshoot some common issues:

  • If your inner ear feels sore, ask your audiologist if you can use a dab of hearing aid gel or lubricant at the entrance of the ear after you remove your hearing aids each night. These products relieve dry skin and itching. If the problem persists, ask if you might need a new mold.
  • If the top of your ear is sore, put a strip of moleskin on the underside of your hearing aid. Or ask your your audiologist about changing the length of your tubing or receiver wire.
  • To avoid feedback, don’t lean your ear against pillows or cover it with scarves or hats. Put the mold snugly in the ear, and see if lowering the volume to its default setting helps. Ask your audiologist if you might have 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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