Many sensitive pieces make up your hearing aids. You may occasionally encounter technical difficulties, just as you would with any other technology. Most of the time, however, the reason for your hearing aid not working properly is due to a problem that you can resolve yourself quite easily.

It is vital to clean and maintain your hearing aids on a regular basis to ensure that they function properly. Showering, swimming or exposing them to excessive heat or cold for a lengthy amount of time can all have an impact on their performance and even stop them from working.

If your hearing aid will not turn on, here are some of the things that you could try at home before taking them to your audiologist. 

Give Them A Thorough Clean

It is usually a good idea to start by cleaning and adjusting your hearing aid settings if you are having trouble hearing or your hearing aid will not turn on. Wipe your hearing aid gently with a soft, dry and clean cloth and, if necessary, use a pick to remove any buildup in crevices. If you can switch on your hearing aid but can't hear anything, it is usually due to a buildup of wax, dust or debris in the hearing aid.

Check the Settings

Examine your hearing aid settings to ensure that they are appropriately adjusted. It is not uncommon for components like the on and off switch, volume settings or microphone to shift around unintentionally, causing the sound to change.

Check the Battery

Make sure the battery is in good working order. If the battery is rechargeable, it may only require a charge. If it is a replaceable battery, double-check that it is properly inserted and has not run out. Then try taking it out and putting it back in. Try a fresh battery if that does not work. Hearing aids that do not work properly are frequently caused by battery troubles.

Look for Cracks and Any Other Signs or Visible Damage

If you notice any cracks, tears or if you see a lot of damage while checking the settings, you should make an appointment to have the unit fixed. Internal tube, microphone, casing and battery compartment difficulties, for example, almost always necessitate professional help.

Visit Your Audiologist

While these methods will usually address simple problems, if the problem persists, you may need to take further measures. If your hearing aids switch on but do not work, schedule an appointment with your audiologist to see if the problem is caused by a buildup of wax in your ear canals.

Changes to your hearing could potentially be the cause of your hearing aid problems. Hearing aids will begin to perform differently over time as a result of physical changes such as aging or weight fluctuations. If your hearing aid gives you any discomfort, it could be due to its age and out-of-date fit.