Is your hearing aid making an unusual whistling sound or producing feedback? Then it could be a sign of an issue with your device.

As a hearing aid wearer, you understand the importance of regular maintenance and check-ups with your audiologist. Not only does it keep your device and hearing in top health, but it also allows us to look out for any manufacturer issues or changes in your hearing.

During these appointments, we often get reports from patients who have noticed an unusual whistling sound from their devices. So, if you’ve suddenly noticed a change in your hearing aid’s performance, you’re not alone.

In fact, an unwanted screeching or chirping is one of the most common issues reported to us at Aim Hearing and Audiology Services. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to completely remove it and get your hearing aid back to brand new.

During this short video and blog, I will be explaining all things you should consider if you’re in this situation.

What Causes Feedback?

The first thing you should check is how well your hearing aid is fitted inside of your ear. If you find that you are having to readjust your hearing aid regularly and shift it into place, then it might be time that you have a conversation with your audiologist.

Sometimes the earpiece inside of your hearing aid can shrink over time and cause the sound to escape, which feeds into the microphone. This can cause your device to produce a whistling or screeching sound.

If you are a new user of hearing aids and you’re noticing some whistling or chirping, it may be worth taking a look into your device to see if it is right for you. It may be that we need to recalibrate your hearing aid, which allows us to adjust it to your ear properly.

The most important thing is that your hearing aid fits perfectly to your ear and performs just how you want it to. That way, you can prolong its longevity and maintain it for as long as possible.

Another important thing we look out for is earwax. This is particularly important, as a large buildup of earwax can cause a blockage to the ear canal, which impacts the amplification provided by the hearing aids.

Earwax removal is a simple and painless procedure that can be done in our office in as little as 30 minutes. If you’d like to find out more, simply get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be happy to help!

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you or a loved one is experiencing feedback or sound issues with your device, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

Our team will be able to take an in-depth look into your device and ear canal to see if any issues may be contributing to your struggles.

With their advanced knowledge of all major hearing aids, our team can provide expert support and assistance, ensuring you have all the knowledge to take into your own practice.

If you have any questions, want guidance, or simply want to know more about your device, then you can get in touch with a member of our team at (336) 295-1064.

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Dr. Shannon Frymark Au.D., CCC-A

Shannon Frymark, Au.D., CCC-A, audiologist, received her doctor of audiology degree from the School of Audiology at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is licensed by the state of North Carolina, earned her certificate of clinical competency (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and is a member of the North Carolina Speech, Hearing & Language Association as well as the Hearing Loss Association of America.