If you have a problem with your hearing aid, it is essential to get to the bottom of it sooner than later. The best thing to do is simply book an appointment with an audiologist who will be able to test your device for you. The sooner you get your hearing device checked out, the easier it is probably going to be to fix it, and this can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run, so it really does make a big difference. Considering that, let’s take a look at some of the common issues people experience with their hearing devices and how you can troubleshoot them.

One of the most common issues people notice with their hearing device is that they get feedback, buzzing or whistling noises. Feedback is simply a technical term that refers to the noise that a hearing device makes. It is normal with any hearing aid, and it does not necessarily mean that your device is broken. 

There are a few things you should check out for. You will want to make sure your earpiece is not loose, cracked or damaged, and that it is on the right setting. Furthermore, the tubing should not be kinked, split or loose, and you need to double-check that you have been wearing the hearing aid in your device correctly.

If you have explored all of the issues that we have mentioned before and you are still having problems, it is probably that there could be a buildup of earwax in your hearing aid. If there is an earwax buildup, this can result in parts of your hearing device becoming blocked. This is something that will only get worse as time goes on. This is why it is highly recommended that you always wipe your hearing device whenever you take it off. 

Has your device stopped working?

If your hearing device has stopped working altogether, it is important to check the battery to make sure that this is still working. Make sure you also have your hearing device and the right setting and the tubing has been cleaned. Try changing the battery as well to see if this is the culprit. If you still cannot understand why your hearing device should not work as it should, the best thing to do is to get this checked out rather than attempting it yourself. 

If you notice that your hearing aid does not seem to be working up to the same standard as it usually does, we would recommend that you book an appointment with an audiologist as soon as possible. They will be able to assess your device to determine whether or not there is something wrong with it.