Got New Hearing Aids? Here Are 4 Common Challenges & How to Fix Them

You have new hearing aids – congratulations! Although you’ll enjoy the benefits pretty quickly, these devices can take time to get used to. You can expect to come across some problems, but don’t let them discourage you. Your audiologist is there to help get the most out of your new devices. 

That being said, we’ve put together a list of common new hearing aid challenges, along suggested solutions recommended by experts.

#1 Battery Life

A hearing aid can be life-changing, especially if your hearing loss is severe. However, people might take time getting used to the intriacies of the devices – including the batteries. Device battery life varies. Some last up to a month, while others may only hold a charge for a few days, depending on the type and how frequently they are used. 

If you’re having to crank up the volume way higher than usual or hear beeping noises, it’s probably time for a new battery or charge. Check out our how-to videos for simple guidance on replacing the batteries in your in-the-ear or over-the-ear hearing aids (and more).

#2 Feedback or Whistling

Getting used to new hearing aids can be difficult, and experiecing irritating feedback and whistling certainly doesn’t help. This issue often results from a poor fit, so it’s crucial to work with your audiologist to ensure your device is fitted properly from the start. 

Some devices can be molded by a specialist to the shape of your ear canals, while others use plugs or domes in various shapes and sizes. Many modern models feature feedback-resistant technology to minimize the risk of whistling. If your devices keep making unwanted sounds, it’s time to visit your audiologist to find the cause and fix it.

#3 Moisture & Earwax

Your devices can be exposed to moisture from swimming, rain, showers, or intense workouts. While new hearing aids are designed to handle moisture better than older models, taking extra precautions can help extend their lifespan. If your device gets wet, remove it and open the battery compartment to allow it to dry thoroughly. 

Excessive earwax can also interfere with your device’s performance, especially if it gets into the microphone. Regularly cleaning your ears and the devices can prevent this. One of the most important accessories for hearing aids is a supply of wax filters.

#4 Volume Control

For new hearing aid users, tuning the volume of their hearing aids can be quite tricky. Older models, in particular, tend to exacerbate your volume issues by amplifying all sounds, not just the ones you want to hear. This can make it challenging to hear conversations clearly. 

Luckily, modern digital hearing aids can simplify this process. The use of AI at the cutting edge aid technology is bringing exciting new developments in this area. These devices can adapt to your surroundings and prioritize certain sounds, creating a smoother listening experience.

Professional Guidance: Get New Hearing Aids With Hearwell

At Hearwell Services, we provide you with only top-of-the-range hearing aids with all the latest technologies that will make adjusting to new hearing aids much easier. The most important tip is to be patient with yourself and try to enjoy the journey. 

If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t be afraid to reach out. Our experienced team is here to help you with any problem you might be facing, big or small – schedule an appointment today!