When you consider that a hearing aid is your ability to hear being amplified in miniaturized technology, it makes sense to feel respect for the device that is enabling you to hear your favorite movies or enjoy simply conversation. The problems often occur when the device breaks or malfunctions, and your audiologist can advise you on whether the hearing aid repairs will work or whether you need to replace the entire thing. There are some common issues that users of hearing aids come across, and it’s important to be aware of these issues before your appointment to get your hearing aids fitted. The last thing that you want is to be ignorant of the things that can go wrong; this is delicate technology after all!

Sound quality issues

A common issue with hearing devices is the clarity of the sound that emits from them. It’s best to consult your audiologist immediately, because there is a chance that the difficulty with the hearing aid is, in fact, your ear that’s the problem. Poor sound quality can change things for you, especially when your hearing is damaged as it is. The issue could be the hearing aid rather than your hearing.

Dead batteries

When you’re wearing your hearing aids all the time, it is so easy to forget to change out the batteries often enough for them to not run out on you in the middle of that work meeting. It’s also easy to forget to take them off in the shower and have the battery ruined by the condensation!

An incorrect fitting

Things change as you grow, so what fit you once before may not any longer. Our bodies change, even our ears as we get older, so consulting with your audiologist will help you to get new devices that fit you as you need them to. You could just need very a quick adjustment, or you could need a full earmold again and a new device entirely. In the latter, it can take a few more weeks than you anticipated.

Broken tubing

There are small tubes in the inside of your hearing aid, and this needs to be changed from time to time, which your audiologist will have told you at your initial hearing aid fitting. They can be prone to discoloration, cracking and moisture, so it’s best to keep an eye on the tubing of your hearing aid. It’s an easy fix, so you can do it yourself, as long as you have the right tools.

Hearing aids need taking care of so it’s vital that you continue to maintain yours to the high standard that was set when you first got them.