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What Are The Common Problems Hearing Aid Wearers Face?

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There are a number of different issues that a lot of people may experience with their hearing devices. However, the good news is that hearing devices have evolved considerably, which means most of these problems have been accommodated or there are just a few little changes that need to be made in order to come to a solution. With that in mind, read on to discover more about different hearing aid problems and the solutions that can be made. 

Battery life

There is only one place to begin, and this is with battery life. If you find that your hearing aid constantly needs new batteries, it can be a bit frustrating. There are a number of different things you can do here. Firstly, you may decide that you would rather go for a rechargeable hearing device instead. If not, it is definitely a good idea to carry plenty of spare batteries with you. It can also help to understand the reason why battery life may drain so that you can put in measures to try and make your batteries last longer, for example, the way you use your hearing device has an impact. The longer it is used for and the more features that are used make a difference. 

Too much earwax

Another issue a lot of people have with their hearing device is too much earwax. In the past, great amounts of earwax have been known to cause interference with the hearing device, as the microphone ends up being blocked, as do other small parts, which can be detrimental to the performance. So long as you clean your ears effectively and regularly, earwax is not likely to build up to a point whereby it will clog and damage your devices. After you remove your hearing device, you should clean it to make sure that there is not a build-up on the device itself. It is also a good idea to select a hearing device that has a protective coating. 

Moisture concerns

Let’s face it; whether it is a rainy day, the shower or our sweat, there is no denying that your hearing device will meet moisture at some points. A lot of people are fearful that their device is going to be damaged due to excessive moisture or that it can cause their hearing aid to slip and fall out. However, hearing devices have been designed and created, ensuring they can be held up against the elements – moisture included. Despite this, it is a wise idea to remove your hearing aid whenever you have a shower. However, a little bit of bad weather or sweat will not cause any damage. 

Feedback

When operating noises are picked up by hearing aids, it is usually when something rubs against them. This means that the sounds they are making are amplified. This causes a high-pitched and jarring squealing sound. The solution to this is to not turn your hearing aid on until you have put it into your ear. You also need to ensure it fits correctly. If you are worried about feedback, be sure to choose a hearing device that has a feedback elimination feature. 

Maintaining an active lifestyle

When you begin wearing a hearing device, it will feel a bit strange, perhaps even bulky, despite the fact that the hearing aid is small in size. A lot of people wonder how they are going to maintain an active lifestyle like they used to, like how they are going to wear a helmet while on their mountain bike or how they are going to go to the gym. However, this is something you do not need to worry about with hearing devices today. They are now so small that they are not likely to interfere with any sort of physical activity. This is especially the case if you wear a model that fits inside of the ear canal. These sorts of devices are ideal for individuals that have active lifestyles. 

As you can see, there are a number of different problems that people can have with their hearing devices today. If you are worried about your hearing device or you would like to upgrade to another device, all you need to do is contact Armand's Hearing Center for more information. There are a number of different telephone numbers to choose from, including the following call Bradenton at 941-748-9800, Sun City at 813-938-1148.