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What can you do to make sure that your hearing aid does not cause sore or itchy ears?

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If you wear a behind-the-ear hearing aid, and the top of your ear is sore, try these steps:

1. Place a strip of moleskin on the underside of the device, where it rests on the top of your ear.

2. Ask your audiologist about changing the length of your tubing or receiver wire.

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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