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Hearing Aid Troubleshooting
If you are having difficulty with your hearing aids, do not panic! There are things you can do to troubleshoot your issues at home. Sometimes there are simple fixes to seemingly complicated issues. Try out these tips at home before running in for repairs!

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  • Hearing Aid Troubleshooting If you are having difficulty with your hearing aids, do not panic! There are things you can do to troubleshoot your issues at home. Sometimes there are simple fixes to seemingly complicated issues. Try out these tips at home beforerunning in for repairs!Make a good visual inspection of the outside of theaid. On the portion that fits into your ear, is thereany ear wax blockage visible? Is there anyobstruction or debris? Take a soft dry cloth andwipe down the outside casing. Locate the smallpick-like tool that came with your aids. Holding thehearing aid ear canal portion down toward the
  • ground and away from your body, gently pick theopenings clear of any buildup or blockage. If youraid is equipped with a vent (a small tunnel runningthe full length of the aid), locate the small filamenttool and run it fully through the opening.Take a listen. How does the aid sound after tryingthis? Does it still sound unusual, or even dead? Trythis. Check your battery positioning. Is the batterydoor fully closed? Take out the battery, reposition,and close the door again. Listen again. Still notworking properly? Change the battery. Be certainthe proper size is used and that the battery door isfully closed without forcing the battery into the aid.Even a new pack of batteries can contain a dud.Try a new one.
  • Listen again. If your aid is still not workingcorrectly, you might try dehumidifying yourinstruments. It may be that moisture hashampered proper functioning. Even slight moisturebuild-up can sometimes cause the aid to workimproperly. Dehumidify your aid overnight in anelectronic dehumidifier, a jar of desiccant, or placein a bag of uncooked dried rice. Remember toremove your battery prior to this step.Listen again. If these steps haven’t helped, contactyour audiologist. They may have an in-houserepair clinic. Be prepared for either going withoutyour aid for a short period or for wearing a loanerwhile your aid is sent out. Manufacturer’s repairtime varies dependent on the company and theissue. Talk with your provider about your hearingaid issues now!
  • For More Information, Call Atlanta Hearing Associates At: (770) 574-4819 Or Visit Us At: http://hearing-aids-atlanta-ga.com