In-House Hearing Aids

  • Please remember that the hearing aid adaptation process is gradual. It will take time

      to adjust to the sound of your own voice as well as the sound of others or things around you.

  • It will take a few days to get used to having something in your ear(s).

  • Sounds may sound too loud at first because they are new and different, not because they are amplified.

  • Hearing aids are typically programmed at soft levels to help your ears adapt to new sounds gradually. Further programming of your hearing aid(s) will be necessary in the next 2-3 weeks.

  • Protect your hearing aid(s) from moisture. Remove your hearing aid(s) before showering, bathing, or swimming. Due to the high ambient humidity, you should not leave the devices in the bathroom. Each night you will remove your hearing aid(s) and store in your hearing aid box.

  • It is important to know that moisture and condensation may damage the electronics in your hearing aids. We recommend removing the battery from the device at night and leaving the battery compartment open.

  • It is important to keep your hearing aid(s) clean. Please use your hearing aid brush daily. It is best to clean the hearing aid(s) in the morning that way any debris that may have gotten on them, has dried and will be easier to remove.

Hearing Aid Expectations

Troubleshooting with Your Hearing Aids

  • Hearing Aid sounds weak or "dead"

    • Change wax filter if available.

    • Check tubes, receiver, earmolds, and microphones for blockage (wax or debris). If was or debris is present, use brush to clean.

    • Check to make sure tubing is still connected properly and that it is not twisted or bent.

    • Replace the battery.

    • Hearing aid(s) still not working, consult with the audiologist.

  • Hearing Aid is not loud enough

    • Turn up hearing aid(s) us available.

    • Check the tube and receiver for blockage.

    • If the patient feels that his/her hearing has changed, consult with the audiologist.

  • Hearing aid sounds distorted or intermittent

    • Check tubing for moisture, cracks, or holes. If any of the following are present, contact audiologist.

  • Hearing aid is whistling or squealing

    • Hearing aid(s) may be incorrectly placed in the ear.

    • Excessive ear wax may be present.

    • Further adjustments may need to be made by the audiologist.

Quick Tips

  • Make note of what size battery your hearing aid has and the corresponding sticker color. Replace dead batteries immediately in the garbage.

    • Size 13 (orange) last approximately 7-14 days

    • Size 312 (brown) last approximately 5-7 days

    • Size 10 (yellow) last approximately 3-5 days

    • Size 675 (blue) last approximately 7-14 days

  • Keep your hearing aid(s) away from heat and moisture.

  • Clean hearing aid(s) as instructed (earwax and ear drainage can cause damage).

  • Avoid getting hair spray or other hair products on your hearing aid(s).

  • Turn off hearing aid(s) at night by opening the battery door.

  • Store hearing aid(s) is a safe place. Preferably the same spot each night.

  • If you are in need of new batteries, contact your nurse. We will send them after a request has been received in our office.