Get The Most Out Of Your NHS Hearing Aid

When it comes to being a NHS hearing aid user, you soon find out that hearing aids come with their quirks and require care to maintain their ability. We look at the best ways to get the most out of your NHS hearing aids.

Conserve the Batteries

Conserving your NHS hearing aid batteries helps to increase how much battery life you will get out of one battery before needing to change the battery in your hearing aid. Ways to conserve battery life includes turning your hearing aid off fully, this may involve openning the battery draw .

Trust Your Hearing Aid

Esepcially when new to a hearing aid you can fee very aware of its presence in your ear. The best thing to do is to get the hang of putting it in your ear and then near enough forget its there. Trust your hearing aid to do its job. It consists of the high quality digital technology designed to help in hearing environments, it has also been programmed for you and to meet your hearing needs.

Look out for Loop Signs in Public Places

loop system

NHS hearing aids can be programmed with whats called a "loop system" or "T switch". This is a program that will help to isolate a particular sound in a room, if a telecoil is present by pressing the loop setting on it eliminates all sound except what is being picked up through a microphone.

It works particularly well at reception desks and check out counters of busy places and shops.  

Although it only works if there is a telecoil present in the room you should be able to find loop systems in most public places, therefore it is a good sign to be aware of and to keep an eye out for.

Have Your Hearing Aid Tubing Replaced Regularly

Your NHS hearing aid tubing will require replacement approximately every 6 months otherwise they become hard.

Having your hearing aid tubing replaced and having your hearing aid serviced regularly when needed helps to provide you with the best hearing sound quality from your hearing aid.


Quick Tips

If your loop system on your hearing aid doesn't seem to be working, check the building you are in has it switched on.