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Hearing aid maintenance related issues

Hearing aid maintenance related issues
Appendix A: Hearing aids
Is my child suitable for hearing aids?
Type of hearing aid
Is your family suitable for hearing aids?
If you decide to buy a hearing aid
How to care for hearing aids
Regular maintenance can make the hearing aid more durable and maintain a good sound.

Here are some tips for caring for hearing aids
Store the hearing aids away from electrical appliances (refrigerators, TVs, etc.).
Do not let the hearing aid overheat or undercool.
Keep dry, as sweat or moisture can damage the hearing aid. Wipe the sweat or moisture on the hearing aid with a cloth during the day. Do not wear it while bathing, swimming or rainy. In the evening, place the hearing aid in a box containing silicone. Do not use perfume or other sprays.

A woman speaking to a boy as they clean a hearing aid. Let's wipe it.
clean

Wipe with a dry, soft cloth. Never use any cleaning fluid.

Ear model

Regularly check the wax in the ear mold.
Clean the ear mold with warm water.

battery

To extend battery life, turn off the power when you are not using the hearing aid.
Keep the battery clean and remove the battery when the hearing aid is not in use for a long time, such as when the child is sleeping at night.
Change the battery frequently. Check if you need to change the battery, turn the volume up to the maximum, and if you hear a beep, the battery is OK. If you can't hear the sound, the battery should be replaced. If the number of times the battery is replaced more than usual, there may be a problem with the hearing aid.
Place the battery in a cool, dry place. After removing the battery from the refrigerator, wait until it returns to room temperature.
The hearing aids are inspected and the hearing aids are regularly taken to the hospital or purchased store/pharmacy for professional examination.

Hearing aids sometimes require maintenance, and usually hearing aid repairs are only available in large cities. However, in some places, the Disabled Persons' Federation has begun to train some people, as well as monks to make ear molds and repair hearing aids.

General problems and solutions for hearing aids
Follow the instructions in the table below to check and resolve general problems. If the hearing aid still does not work, it indicates that it needs repair.

If the hearing aid is dead
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Is the switch open?
Open it.
Is the battery effective?
Replacement battery.
Is the battery inserted in the correct position?
Check that the positive and negative poles are placed correctly.
Is the wire broken?
Replace the wires.
Is the ear mold blocked?
Remove blockages from the ear mold.
Is the hearing aid in the water?
Remove the battery, dry the hearing aid, and place the box with silicone.
If the sound is not big enough
Is the battery dead?
Replacement battery.
Is the volume too small?
Turn up the sound.
Is the ear model loose?
Plug in tightly.
Is the ear mold blocked?
Remove blockages from the ear mold.
Is there a lot of earwax in the ear?
Clean the earwax.
Is the child's hearing changed?
Check your hearing.
If there is noise from time to time
Is the battery dead?
Replacement battery
Is the wire broken?
Replace the wires.
If the sound is unclear or distorted
Is the battery dead?
Replacement battery.
Is the wire broken?
Replace the wires.
Is the microphone covered by clothes?
Expose the microphone.
Is the microphone blocked by dust?
Clean the microphone with a clean cloth or brush.

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