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What can you do to make sure your hearing aid works?

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If you’ve already replaced the battery, and the device still doesn't work, follow these steps:

1. Open the battery door and check that the battery is right side up.

2. If your hearing aid has an “on/off” button, switch it on.

3. Check the tip of your hearing aid for wax or debris.

4. If your hearing aids have tubing or wiring, check for cracks or tears. Your audiologist can usually replace these parts in the office when needed.

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 1, 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 1, 2019

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