How Do I Insert My Hearing Aid for Maximum Comfort and Performance– Part 2
In this post Dr Clive Holloway – Gold Coast Audiologist talks about how to insert your hearing aid.
- Step By Step Instructions as to how to insert a behind the ear type hearing aid,
- How to ensure correct engagement.
We hope that from watching this you get a more comfortable fit so that you forget it’s there.
The next style that I’m going to demonstrate to you is a behind the ear
instrument. This one has the ear mold that goes into your ear and then the
part that goes behind your ear. Again, this is a left hearing aid, so I’m
going to use my left hand.
With this hearing aid, there’s a little hole in the mold, which I’m going
to put my thumb in. Then, I’ll hold the tube with my other finger, again,
putting my elbow up nice and close, twisting at the elbow to bring it back
to my ear.
The first step is to put the ear mold into the ear, and I’ll use a slight
twisting motion. The second step to tuck the hearing aid behind the top of
my ear. The last step is to give it a little wiggle to make sure it’s nice
and secure. Your hearing aid might not have a big ear mold like this. It
might use a slim tube with a little retention hook.
It’s a very similar process to put this hearing aid in as well. Again, this
is a left hearing aid, so I’m using my left hand. My thumb and my finger
hold the mold here. This is the part that goes into the ear.
My right hand, I’m going to tuck this over the top of my ear first, and
then poke the tube all the way into my ear canal. Now the retention hook is
hanging down the bottom. You need to pull that into the bowl part of your
ear. Now the hearing aid is nice and secure, and it won’t fall out.
There are a number of other instructional videos on our website. Thank you
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Sunshine Hearing is a hearing clinic located in Coolangatta, south end of the Gold Coast, in QLD Australia. There are two highly qualified audiologists who strive to help patients get the best quality of life through diagnosis and treatment of hearing problems. They are independent of hearing aid manufactures and only fit hearing aids that are best suited to the patients – young children and senior adults.
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