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Hearing Aid Whistling, Squealing or Buzzing

This may be 'feedback', and happens when sound from your hearing aid leaks out and gets picked up by its microphone.

Is the earmould fitting correctly in your ear? You may not have put the earmould in properly – push it gently to check.

Do you have excessive wax build up in your ears? Ask your GP to check your ears.

Is the volume too high? Reduce volume to correct level using volume control.

Hearing Aid Buzzing? Check programme has not been changed to T position by accident.

You may need to ask your hearing aid centre for help if:

  • Your earmould has cracked, or fits loosely in your ear
  • The elbow of the hearing aid (behind-the-ear-type) has cracked or come loose
  • The tubing (behind-the-ear type) has split, and you are not able to replace this yourself

If none of these are the problem, please telephone 0121 424 0888 to arrange a hearing aid repair appointment.