How to eliminate squeal or feedback from in the ear hearing aids?

Question by jsa1962jsa: How to eliminate squeal or feedback from in the ear hearing aids?
When I turn the volume up on my ITE hearing aid to a functional level, I get significant feedback. If I press the aid into my ear the squeal stops. Is there a solution to the problem short of having new ear molds made? I’ve even considered trying something like a denture adhesive to get a better seal. Is there anything anyone has tried that helps?

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Answer by C
Try dipping it! There is something called a “dip-kit”…. all you have to do is dip the canal portion of the hearing aid and it’s dry in about a 1/2 hour. This creates a thicker canal and a better seal… A lot of audiologists have the dip kit… they will charge you a very reasonable fee- $ 15-$ 20. Call ahead of time to local audiologists in your area to get price and to make sure they have a dip kit.

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One Response to “How to eliminate squeal or feedback from in the ear hearing aids?”

  1. kAudio says:

    You have a poor fit and the loose fit is allowing the amplified sound to escape and be re-amplified by the hearing aid – which is causing the feedback (whistle).

    I would recommend you see your audiologist or hearing aid dispenser as they have the correct coatings they can easily place on the hearing aid for a quick fix. However, it would be in your best interest (and your hearing’s best interest) to have your hearing aids recased so they fit better. It will dramatically improve how well you hear and the quality of the amplification.


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