9 times out of 10 Hearing Aids do not work because they or the patients is blocked up with wax. Other reasons why Hearing Aids some times don’t work are, a dead battery, microphones blocked, faulty electronics or a change in hearing. Sudden changes your hearing require an urgent visit to your Doctor.
Top Tips to keep hearing aids working
Wipe the ear piece to your hearing aid down every night and use the brush supplied to brush any wax accumulation on the earmold or rubber dome that goes in the ear canal IN THE MORNING.
Replace the hearing aid tube if kinked or for private hearing aids with a filters check them regularly and replace at least monthly.
Hearing aids electronic don’t like moisture. Store you hearing aids in a dry place or use a hearing aid dry box.
Get your ears checked and cleared, if they feel blocked or you have wax on the end the hearing aid mould or dome.
If you have a whistling hearing aid it is usually a sure sign of having too much up wax in your ears. Get your hearing aids and ears checked regularly. The Better Hearing Clinic offers a complementary Hearing Health Check and Hearing Aid cleaning service.