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  • Writer's pictureChris Maher

Signs That Your Hearing Aid Doesn't Fit Properly

Here are some issues that can sometimes arise if a hearing aid is not fit properly or is not inserted in the ear properly.

If you experience any of these symptoms, please let your provider know immediately. Most of these issues just require a quick adjustment or some one on one counseling.

  1. You Receive Feedback -Feedback is a sound produced when the microphones in hearing aids pick up their own amplified sound and re-amplify it in an infinite loop. As a result, the hearing aid makes whistling, chirping or other unpleasant sounds.

  2. You Have Trouble Coordinating Sound And Movement -If you can't hear well in noisy environments, it could be due to an improperly fitted hearing aid.

  3. You Can't Wear The Device All Day Without Irritation -It is normal to experience irritation when using new hearing aids for the first few days. However, any discomfort that lasts longer than a few days may indicate a problem, and it's best to consult an ENT doctor to resolve any issues.

  4. You Have Pain In The Area Where The Hearing Aid Is Worn -This could indicate that the hearing aid is pressing against nerves or bones in these areas and needs to be adjusted or replaced.

  5. You're Having Problems With The Volume -Numerous people with hearing aids complain that the sound is either too loud or too soft for them to hear. It takes a few days to adjust to the higher volume of their hearing aids; however, if you still have volume problems with your hearing aids after a few days, the device may need to be reprogrammed.

Once these issues are solved your enjoyment and ability to hear clearly and comfortably will be immediate! Remember, no big deal. All of these are easily fixed!

Think you might have a fit issue? Contact the office today to schedule an appointment!

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