One of the greatest enemies of your hearing aids is moisture. While hearing aids are built to withstand the rugged environment of your ear, they are still high-level technology that can malfunction if not properly cared for. Be sure to keep your hearing aids out of moist or damp environments.
Below are signs moisture has infiltrated your hearing aids:
- Sound cuts out when there are loud noises.
- Sound fades in regular listening environments.
- You hear a lot of static.
- Sounds are distorted or unclear.
- Your hearing aid stops working completely, even temporarily.
You try several things at home to remove moisture from your hearing aids.
If you have BTE devices, look in the earmold tubing. If you see moisture droplets, you can purchase an earmold puffer to blow the moisture out. You can also have your earmolds fitted with a moisture-dispersing tube.
If you have ITE hearing aids, you can purchase a drying device or dehumidifier. This small investment will protect your valuable health care technology.
Hearing aids not working? Call the Hearing Focused team at (262) 679–8888 for help. We offer hearing aid repair, custom ear protection, thorough audiological testing, new hearing aids, and counseling for total patient satisfaction.