Hearing Aid Troubleshooting

Most hearing aids require you to provide some level of maintenance and care. While you can always stop by our offices for assistance, the videos on this page can help you learn to manage many tasks easily at home.

Introduction

Introduction

Dr. Nichole Kingham.

Strange sounds

Strange sounds

Why your hearing aid might make a strange sound or signal.

Short battery life

Short battery life

Why battery life may vary, and how to fix low battery life in your hearing aid.

Poor sound quality

Poor sound quality

Poor sound quality: If your sound quality on your hearing aid is poor, come see us right away; or you can first trouble shoot the problem with the help of this video.

Issues hearing on the phone

Issues hearing on the phone

Find out ways to improve your hearing while on your phone; understand the sound quality rating on mobile phones.

Proper placement of the hearing aid

Proper placement of the hearing aid

Proper placement of your hearing aid device on or in your ear will help you get the best hearing improvement. Improper placement can cause feedback problems.

No sound!

No sound!

This video helps you troubleshoot situations in which you have no sound from your hearing aid. Also, don’t hesitate to drop by our office if you have any problems whatsoever with your device.

Wax in your ear

Wax in your ear

Excess wax in your ear, or on your device, will dramatically impact your hearing. This video explains how you can manage this problem at home, or come to our lab where we can assist you.

Checking batteries

Checking batteries

A simple battery tester can be purchased at any electronics store, which will allow you to test your batteries. You can also swap batteries between your two hearing aids to check out a suspect battery.

Check tubing

Check tubing

Feedback can occur if the tubing in your behind the ear instrument is cracked. If you find cracks, come visit our clinic and we’ll replace the tubing.

Battery Door

Battery Door

Learn how to open the battery door on your device, and what happens if the door is left open.