Just like every other electronic device, every once in a while, hearing aids can stop working. Here are a couple of things to check before you bring your aid in for service:
- Try putting in a new battery. Even if you just changed it, sometimes you will get a bad one or even a bad package.
- Check that the battery is in the correct way. Batteries usually won’t go in the wrong way, but it is sometimes possible.
- Make sure the little tab is off of the battery (Yes, that DOES happen!)
- Make sure that the battery door is completely closed. That is essentially your “ON” switch.
- If your hearing aid has a volume control, check that it is not turned down completely. Volume controls can accidentally be activated when removing or inserting the aids, so it’s best to check.
- Check that you have not switched it to the “T” setting (for loop listening) by accident.
- If your hearing aid has a program button/switch, it may be on the wrong program, or be muted.
- Take your hearing aid out and check that the ear mold or ear tip is not blocked with wax. If it is, try brushing vigorously with a toothbrush.
- Check that the tubing is not twisted, squashed or spilt, prohibiting the sound from getting to your ear.
If none of these quick fixes seems to solve the problem, please bring it into our office so that we can get your technology working for you as quickly as possible! Give us a call at 801-770-0801 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.