Subscribe

Your email:

Follow Me

Caregivers of Older Adults

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Hearing aids should not squeal! Using Hearing Aids

  
  
  

Caring for your hearing aidIts great when a family member with hearing loss will actually consent to being evaluated and then agrees to begin wearing a hearing aid. If you think you have conquered the issue of hearing loss…..think again. Once the hearing aids are purchased, here comes the squeaking; that high pitched squeal (that the individual with hearing loss is oblivious to).  Lots of complaints about hearing too many noises and of course the old axiom “I-don’t-think-my-hearing-is-really-that-bad”.

Hearing aids are expensive and need to be in the ear…not in the drawer.  mmLearn.org offers a video about caring for your hearing aid.  How do you properly change a battery?  How often they should it be replaced (a lot more often than you may realize)? How should I clean a hearing aid?  And yes, even the issue with wax;  (not pretty but oh so important to understand).  The video is an hour long and the best part of the mmLearn.org site is the fact you can watch for a few minutes and  come back later to finish watching when you have the time. mmLearn.org is preparing to offer a “live” presentation on this topic and allow for questions by the viewers for the audiologist.  If you would like to know when the live broadcast is scheduled…you may send an e-mail to info@mmlearn.org and you will receive an announcement.

The mission of mmLearn.org is to provide caregivers with online training and education that improve the quality of care received by older adults.

Comments

Currently, there are no comments. Be the first to post one!
Post Comment
Name
 *
Email
 *
Website (optional)
Comment
 *

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics