Modern hearing aids can connect to a great many devices. In particular Smart mobile phones offer a great deal of control and flexibilty to make adjustments and alterations to your hearing aids.
Note that connections to Android phones sometimes offer fewer functions and are generally less reliable or stable than connections to Apple phones. In most cases it is the phone, not the App that is the issue.
Below are links to videos showing how to perform basic tasks to keep your hearing aids working properly
click on the image to link to a series of videos to help you complete the task you are trying to perform.
The videos are grouped in categories and so cover multiple makes. Instructions for one make will often work perfectly on another, so don't worry if your specific hearing system is not mentioned by name.
More frequently clients are opting for rechargeable options. With these there is no need to remove the battery or turn the hearing aids on or off.
It should be noted however that Li-Ion batteries have a useable life of around 12-18 months and will need replacing. there is often a cost to this (around £60-£75 per pair) and the aid will often have to go to the lab to have this work done.
Standard batteries are still available on all types of RIC /RITE and the only one type of custom made device.
Removal of the sticky tab on the reverse of the battery starts the chemical reaction that power the battery.
You cannot save battery life by replacing ithe sticky tab once it has been removed.
The batteries have a positive - the flat side that had the sticker on, and a negative - the side with the ridge on.
There is a corresponding lip on your battery door that interlocks with the ridge. Most battery doors have a small graphic indicating the correct way to insert.
Under the dome or on the custom/aid is always a guard that fits onto the end of the receiver. The method of exchanging them is similar for all models and easy to do.
Your new wax trap will be on a holder with a removal tool on the other end. Insert the empty end into the end of the receiver.
Some will need a turn or two to screw the empty end into the contaminated wax guard, others are just a push fit.
Once done, simply pull out the contaminated wax trap and reverse the holder and offer up the new, clean wax guard. In all cases all you need do is push the new guard into the receiver.