Hearing Aids

We've answered all the most common queries surrounding hearing aids here at Independent Living Help, so you can gain the knowledge to know how to choose a hearing aid that matches your specific needs.

Still have questions about hearing aids after reading through our FAQs? You may find the answers you're seeking in our advice guides about hearing aids.

First, remove a hearing aid from your ear and cup it in your hand. If a whistling sound can be heard, then this indicates that the device is working. Therefore, check that it's clean of debris, wax and visible moisture. If you still experience problems, either check that a battery is inserted correctly and use a fresh battery. Still no luck? The next step will be to seek out a hearing healthcare professional for their assistance.

Start by checking that a hearing aid is clean of visible moisture, wax or debris. If the irritating noises are still occurring, the next move will be to either examine that a hearing aid's battery is properly inserted or replacing the battery entirely with a fresh one. If you are still suffering from the noise, get in touch with a hearing healthcare professional for their support.

There are a few valuable maintenance tips related to caring for a hearing aid. Make sure you protect a hearing aid from dirt by ensuring fingers are clean and dry before touching the equipment. Try to avoid dropping the device on hard surfaces as well, while it should never be exposed to heat either.