My Hearing Aids Keep Falling Out - what do you do? These are both BIG problems because if they fall out, pray you do not lose them and if you do, pray your Loss and Damage Insurance is still in effect. Most manufacturers offer Loss and Damage Insurance BUT...it usually only works once. Meaning you can only replace your lost hearing aid once per year. What do you do? There are a couple solutions but we need to find out why they are falling out - normally there are falling out because they are too small or too large or with lots of sweat.
A. Are they falling out because they are too small or B. Are they falling out because they are too big - where they work themselves out from chewing or sweat?
For A. My Hearing Aids Keep Falling Out because they are too small. There are a couple solutions here.
1. Comply Softwraps This product helps hearing aids with three common problems: feedback, loose fit, and discomfort. They are Made of sound blocking foam and medical grade adhesive. You Simply wrap soft wraps around the earmold or hearing aid and you are done.
Do they wear out and get discolored, yes. You will need to change them at least once per month. You can get those here: http://www.centuryhearingaids.com/hearing-aid-accessories/hearing-aid-accessories/comply-wraps.html
2. Sleeves. Canal sleeves are designed to increase the surface area of In the Ear Hearing Aid in very small increments. They come in small medium and large. Designed to reduce feedback problems. They only come in Pink. The price for these are $5 to $6 per sleeve. Pricy. Call us at 888-295-2944 for special order.
B. Are they falling out because they are too big - where they work themselves out from chewing or sweat? This is tougher one. In the Ear hearing aids need to be tight in your ear canal, not painful but tight enough to create occlusion (block the ear canal) so that you do not create feedback. If you have ever tried a IN the EAR, you know what feedback is - its that squealing when sound leaving the speaker finds its way back into the microphone. If they are slipping out because you are chewing or sweat - you can try the Comply Softwraps. The Softwraps are made with a medical grade adhesive and can offer enough friction or stick to keep the hearing aid in your ear.
Other than that, what this might mean is your hearing aid is too large. Or that your ear canal is swelling - and that could be different parts of the day or different seasons of the year. Either case, if you have lost a couple of In the Ears, you may be at the point where you might need to look at Over the Ear hearing aids.