Troubleshoot and repair a distorted sounding hearing aid in St. Petersburg, Florida

You notice the sound clarity and volume of your hearing aid have changed. What should you?

  1. Look for corrosion on the battery contacts. You may need a magnifying glass to get a good look. Because contacts are easily damaged, it’s best left to a professional to correct this problem. Sticking something into the battery compartment may end up snagging the contact and bending it. This ends up making a potentially minor problem into a major one. Don’t do it!
  2. For multi memory devices, check to see if you have unintentionally put it in the tele-coil position. This usually results in buzzing, especially around fluorescent lighting.
  3. Has the hearing aid been exposed to moisture? This can affect several components and result in distortion.
  4. The microphone, internal amplifier chip and or receiver/speaker can all contribute to distortion if damaged. The aid may need repair. Call 1-800-277-1182 and ask to speak to a Gardner Audiologist. They can assist you.

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