You notice the sound clarity and volume of your hearing aid have changed. What should you?
- 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!
- 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.
- Has the hearing aid been exposed to moisture? This can affect several components and result in distortion.
- 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.