Hearing Aid User Guide

 
General information

Your hearing aid has been programmed to suit your particular hearing loss. Do not allow anyone else to use your hearing aid, even for a short time, as this could affect their hearing.

Certain models of hearing aids can be supplied with a certificate
of intrinsic safety, showing that they are safe for use in environments where hazardous gases may be present. If you are employed in an industry where such hazards exist, or your employer requires an intrinsic safety certificate, please ask for further information at the Resource Centre.

Your hearing aid is a valuable and delicate instrument. Please treat it with care. If you need to send it through the post, please ensure that it is adequately wrapped to avoid damage.

You should avoid tampering with your hearing aid. You are advised that patients who lose or damage their hearing aid may be liable to a charge.

Find out more on how your hearing aid works by clicking the links below:

  

 

 

     

     
    QUICK CHECKLIST
    • Keep hearing aids in a safe place when you are not wearing them. AFD provides boxes for ease and safety of storage
    • Keep your hearing aids clean
    • Have your hearing aids re-tubed every 3 – 6 months
    • Ensure that you always have a good supply of replacement batteries
    • If your hearing aid stops working, look for possible causes in the troubleshooting section. If nothing is apparent, bring your hearing aid into one of AFD’s Resource Centres or maintenance clinics.

     

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