Enhancing your hearing aid performance

Our hearing aids experience a lot of different environments, and while you may do daily cleaning and regular servicing to extend the life of your aids and retain optimal hearing conditions, sometimes a hearing aid repair is imperative. Below is a list of common troubleshooting errors and solutions which you may wish to try before sending your aids off to repair. Please note, the following content is brought to you by Starkey. Starkey are world leaders in the manufacturing and delivery of advanced hearing solutions.


A “dead” hearing aid is most often the result of a dead hearing aid battery or a blocked receiver tube. Try inserting fresh hearing aid batteries or cleaning the receiver tube of any earwax or other debris. If the problem persists, then the hearing aid could be damaged or defective and might require professional hearing aid service.


As you adjust to your hearing aids, you will begin to notice when changes in volume occur. First, check to ensure the hearing aids are free of any debris or blockage. Second, check your batteries. A low battery can also result in fluctuating performance. If neither of these are the cause of the perceived change in volume, it is possible that your hearing has changed and you need to schedule an appointment with your hearing professional.


When your hearing aids seem to be inconsistent in sound quality or volume, it’s important to check your battery life. A hearing aid battery running low can result in inconsistent performance. Simply replace the battery with a fresh one to fix the issue. Click here to see how to replace a hearing aid battery.


When sound becomes distorted or unclear, it may be the result of a low battery, or something may have damaged the device. It is key to see your hearing professional as soon as possible if a new battery doesn’t fix a sound quality issue.



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