What Are the Common Problems Hearing Aid Users Face?


As is the case with anything new, it can take you a little bit of time to get used to a new hearing aid. One thing that you can do is be more prepared by learning about some of the most common problems people face, as well as some suggestions on how to fix them.

Battery life

There is only one place to begin when it comes to common hearing device problems, and this is with battery life. If you find that your battery is constantly running low, it can be very frustrating. There are several things that a hearing care professional would recommend that you do here. Firstly, carrying spares with you is recommended. Aside from this, it is a good idea to have an understanding of what could drain the battery of your hearing device. After all, the more you ask your hearing device to do, the quicker the battery is going to drain.

Headaches

It is not uncommon for people to experience headaches in the beginning when they are just getting used to their new hearing devices. However, if these headaches do not go away, and they are causing you persistent concern and irritation, it could be that you need to have an adjustment made to the settings of your device. This could be from deviations in your ability to hear, as well as changes to your ear canal. This is why you are advised to get in touch with a professional who can sort this for you.

Swimming

A lot of people assume that they are not going to be able to go swimming if they require a hearing device. However, there are some hearing aids on the market that are fully waterproof. Of course, these devices can be harder to find, though. The best thing to do is speak to your hearing health professional, who will be able to make some recommendations here to make sure you do not miss out on the activities you enjoy the most.

Feedback

There is no denying that one of the biggest problems people tend to experience when it comes to their hearing devices is feedback. When a hearing aid picks up on their own operating sounds, which tends to happen when something is rubbed against them, this can end up causing amplification to the sounds they are making, resulting in a sound that is squealing, high-pitched, and jarring.

So, what can you do about this? One important step is to make sure that you do not turn on your hearing device until it is in your ear. You also need to make sure it fits correctly. If you are still experiencing problems, the best thing to do is get in touch with your hearing health professional as soon as possible, and he or she will be able to assist you.

Too much earwax

Excessive earwax is something that has been known to cause interference with hearing devices in the past, as it has blocked the microphone on the device, as well as some of the other smaller parts. This can hinder performance. However, earwax is not going to be likely to build up to an amount that could clog your devices with regular ear-cleaning practices.

Moisture concerns

Last but not least, hearing devices are bound to come into contact with moisture at some point, whether it is a rainy day, in the shower, or simply because we have gotten a bit of a sweat on! A lot of people are concerned that their devices are going to become damaged because of the excessive moisture or that it could cause them to slip and fall out. However, it is worth noting that these are all factors that have been considered during the manufacturing of the product.

We still recommend that you do take your hearing device out when you go in the shower, and make sure to store it in a safe and dry case because humidity can cause issues, too.

Contact Hear Again America today for more information

If you think that you may have hearing problems and you need to speak to a professional, all you need to do is pick up the phone and contact Hear Again America today. You can reach us at 877-905-9493. We have many years of experience in the industry, and we can help to make sure that you have the right hearing aid for your requirements and that it is programmed to suit your needs.

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