Hearing aids have come on leaps and bounds over recent years to the point where they are now barely noticeable and can improve your hearing like never before.
Despite this, they are still highly technological pieces of kit and can sometimes cause problems. Knowing how to deal with issues as they arise can save you a great deal of time and effort.
One of the main maintenance questions people like to ask at our hearing tests and appointments is what to do if the hearing aid appears to be dead or broken.
The first thing to do, which sounds obvious, is to ensure the device is actually turned on. This sounds like it should come as standard but because of this, it is something people often discount.
Other things to check are that your battery is inserted correctly with the symbols on the batteries in the right place while you also need to make sure the battery compartment is firmly closed.
You can also try replacing the battery, as it may have run out, or it could be that you have a blocked earmould if you are using a behind the ear or body worn device.
It's best to clean the mould if this is the case.
Obviously it could also be the case that your device is faulty and if you think this may be what's wrong, then you can call in to speak to our expert audiologists who will be able to get to the bottom of the problem and find a replacement aid.
Another problem that people often have is hearing sounds well but finding that they are marred by excessive background noise, whistling or distortion.
This can usually be ironed out by adjusting the volume setting or ensuring your aid is fitted properly in your ear.
Again, these problems, or any others that you may be experiencing, can be quickly solved by a quick visit to one of our branches.