When ear wax begins to build up and doesn’t clear from the ear naturally, as it’s supposed to, it can do real damage to your hearing aids. For one, the build up can stop sound from effectively traveling through your ear. It can block the sound waves sent from the receiver part of the hearing aid to the microphone. This bounces the waves back, causing feedback, a high-pitched noise that many find uncomfortable.
Furthermore, ear wax can clog parts of the hearing aid, such as vents and receivers, which stops it from working as effectively. The moisture present in ear wax can also damage the hearing aid and corrode the battery, leading to more serious malfunctions down the line.
Talk to us at MicroClear Ears for a management plan to help keep your hearing aids free of wax.
Category: Ear health