Common Hearing Aid Complaints

COMMENT NORMAL NOT NORMAL
Voice Change Your own voice should sound higher pitched, as if one an answering machine or tape recorder. It should sound louder than someone else's voice as your voice is closer to your ears than another speaker. YOU ARE NOT NECESSARILY SPEAKING ANY LOUDER. This perception of change should dissipate over time as you adjust to you aids. It is not okay for you to feel as if you are speaking in a barrel or in a tunnel. This can be addressed with adjustments or a remake. You should not feel as if your voice is like “Minnie Mouse”
“Normalized Hearing” You will not be able to hear “everything”. It is normal to miss some things a person may say based on how the speaker is talking, the amount of background noise in the environment and the severity of your hearing loss. You should not feel you can hear better with the hearing aids out than in.
Loudness It is normal to have some things sound loud. If a car with a loud stereo system goes by or if a dog barks—this should be loud. Loud sounds should not be extremely uncomfortable to the pint you fee you must return the hearing aids.
Background Noise It is NORMAL to hear background noise. We all hear it and filter it at the brain level to give speech priority. As you adjust to your hearing aids, you will hearing the background noise as well. You should not hear the background noise to the exclusion of speech. Depending on your aids and severity of hearing loss this can be addressed with adjustments.
Feedback Feedback is normal when inserting or removing the aids—especially if you do not have an on/off switch or volume control. It is not okay to have feedback when the aid is sitting correctly in you ear. If you are having problems with feedback we can re instruct on how to insert, adjust or remake the hearing aid.
Short Hearing Aid Battery Life The life of hearing aid batteries varies depending upon daily usage and the size of the hearing aid battery d No matter your hearing aid battery size if a battery is lasting less then one day something is wrong. Try switching to Rayovac Extra Advanced Hearing Aid Batteries