Hearing aids greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing difficulties. But at first, getting use to your hearing aid can be a challenge. To ensure you are receiving the optimal performance from the instrument, you must learn how to insert and remove the hearing aid properly.
Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to insert a hearing aid properly.
First, let’s watch a quick video on how to insert a BTE (Behind the Ear) Hearing Aid properly.
Holding the tubing
To ensure you are holding the hearing aid properly for insertion you will need to hold the tubing near the earmold with your thumb and your index fingers.
Place earmold inside ear canal
While tilting the tubing slightly, push the earmold forward and into your ear canal. If you have problems inserting the hearing aid, use your other hand to gently pull your earlobe downwards.This may take one or two attempts at first.
Twist and fit
Once you have the canal portion in the right place, twist the earmold counter clockwise while at the same time pushing gently toward your ear canal.
Adjust hearing instrument
Proceed to lift the instrument up and over the ear and then carefully tuck the instrument behind the ear.
Ensure earmold is snug
Push around the mold to ensure it is fitted in the correct place and then run your finger over the contour of your ear and ensure that the instrument is nice and snug in place.
Removing the hearing aid
To remove the hearing aid, you will need to put your thumb under the earmold and slowly ease it out. Ensure that you do not twist or damage the tubing upon removal.
It really is that simple to insert your hearing aid for optimal performance. If you do,however, experience any problems with inserting or removing your hearing aid, just get in touch with Hear Fine’s chief audiologist Neil Fine. Once you get used to inserting the hearing aid, the only thing you’ll notice is the improved speech, music, and sound.