Having Trouble With Your Hearing Aid? 2 Possible Issues To Address

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If you are having trouble with your first hearing aid, it can be hard to figure out why. Here are a couple of things that may affect your hearing aid's ability to work and some ideas about what you can do.

Moisture and Water

Water is not good for your hearing aids, just as it is not good for any of the electronics you own. You likely already know that you should avoid wearing your hearing aids in the shower or when you're swimming. However, you may not know that you need to be as diligent about moisture buildup. For instance, if you keep your hearing aids on the counter in the bathroom as you shower, condensation can appear on the inside of the earmold tubing, which can affect how well you hear with the aids.

Sweat is something else that may cause hearing aid woes. To avoid a problem, remove your hearing aid when you are doing exercise that is strenuous. If you are outside on a sweltering day, get a nylon sleeve to slip over your device so that sweat won't affect your hearing aid.

If you want to prolong the life of the device, you might want to seek out a dehumidifying container. At night when you are sleeping, the container can work to draw out moisture in your device. Talk with a professional, like Jacobs Clinical Diagnostics, for more tips on protecting your hearing aids.

Wax in Your Ears

Ear wax can cause trouble for your hearing aid. Exposing mechanical parts of the device to ear wax can result in the wax clogging up the hearing aid. As a result, your ability to hear may be impaired.

To make sure this doesn't happen, be sure to keep your ears and your hearing aid as clean as possible. Wipe the external parts of your ear with a damp washcloth; do not insert anything in your ear. Use a soft cloth for wiping your hearing aid each day. It's a good idea to do this task in the morning, as any ear wax on your device from the day before will have hardened, which makes it easier for you to wipe it off.

Now that you know some of the things that could be affecting your ability to hear properly out of your hearing aid, use the information in this article to fix those problems. If you still have problems with your device, head to a hearing aid specialist who can help you get to the root of the problem.   


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