If you wear hearing aids, have you ever noticed a difference in how sounds are being heard - even with a fresh pair of batteries or a full charge overnight? Do noises sound muffled, distant, or just wrong, as though something is missing?
The other possible reason why you may be hearing these faint sounds could be due to earwax.
Earwax is unavoidable. No matter what type of hearing aid you wear, whether it’s in-the-canal (ITC) or behind-the-ear (BTE), there will be contact with your ear canal.
Earwax has health benefits for your ears. It possess antibacterial and antifungal elements that can ward off many infections.
Earwax and hearing aids aren’t always a good mix. Moisture from earwax can prevent hearing aids from properly functioning. Fortunately, earwax is predictable and manufacturing companies are making strides to improve hearing aid devices.
Today’s hearing aids have a protective shield, known as wax guards. This helps to stop earwax from interfering with the performance of your hearing device. The “faint” sounds may be caused by the wax guards.
More on Wax Guards
A wax guard is a very small part of technology in your hearing aid. Wax cannot enter through it, but sounds have the ability to do so. It is important to have wax guards in your hearing aids to let them work properly. There are some instances when the wax guard could be the issue:
After Changing Your Wax Guard
You should be able to hear much more clearly. Listening and engaging in conversations should be easier.
There is a learning curve when taking care of any intricate devices like hearing aids. If you are experiencing poor sound quality, check your wax guard.
If you, or a loved one, are in need of a new wax guard or a professional hearing aid cleaning, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.
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