Head of Customer Content Experience
Audiology Expert & Founder
One of the common questions we get asked is how to insert hearing aids the right way. Ensuring optimal performance of your hearing aid hinges on proper insertion. A snug fit not only curbs feedback (or whistling) but also guarantees a comfortable placement for you.
In this article, we take a look at the different hearing aid models and how to put them in securely and safely. Remember that no matter which hearing aid type you wear, red is for the right ear and blue is for the left ear.
For any type of hearing aid, follow these simple steps for proper insertion, including specific instructions for children:
(Caution: Do not use the battery door as a handle for insertion or removal as it's not intended for this purpose.)
(Caution: When removing the instrument, handle the ear mould gently and avoid tugging the tubing.)
"Upon my initial trial of the hearing aids, I was confident in their perfect fit. However, upon returning home and engaging in more movement, it became evident that they were not securely staying in place. I fear they might come off and be accidentally trodden upon.
This situation could potentially become highly bothersome unless I find a solution to ensure their stability, especially considering they were tailored to my ears with precise measurements. What other measures can I take to ensure these hearing aids remain firmly secured at all times?"
"Initially, it is imperative to reach out to your hearing aid audiologist. Properly fitted hearing aids should not dislodge during regular use. Several strategies exist to guarantee the secure placement of the aids. Avoiding the scenario where they might fall out and risk being misplaced or damaged is crucial".
"Our five-year-old boy recently received his first set of hearing aids, leading to increased engagement and attentiveness. However, he consistently removes them in our absence, stating they are comfortable.
Yet, we frequently find them off or misplaced, likely due to his rough play. Could you provide us with some suggestions on how to ensure that hearing aids remain securely on children?"
"This is a matter where consulting a hearing aid audiologist may not be the most suitable option. I assume you acquired these hearing aids through the NHS and are currently under their care? The NHS offers a commendable service for children with hearing impairments, and they are undoubtedly equipped to provide you with the necessary guidance".
Proper insertion of a hearing aid is pivotal for optimal functionality and user comfort. A secure fit not only minimises feedback and potential discomfort but also ensures the device functions at its best, allowing individuals to engage fully with their environment. Correct placement is essential in preventing mishaps such as accidental removal or damage, especially in active scenarios.
Moreover, a well-fitted hearing aid can significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals with hearing impairments, enabling them to participate actively in conversations and activities.
Do not spend hundreds of pounds without getting a second opinion from us.
When we refer to a product as 'Latest Launch', we mean it is the latest to be released on the market.
When we refer to a product as 'New', we mean that the product is the newest hearing aid model on the market.
When we refer to a product as 'Superseded', we mean that there is a newer range available which replaces and improves on this product.
When we refer to a product as an 'Older Model', we mean that it is has been superseded by at least two more recent hearing aid ranges.