If you wear a hearing aid you may have heard it whistle on at least one occasion. This whistling sound is known as feedback and can occur in a variety of contexts and for a variety of reasons. Let's take a look at what causes it and what you can do when it happens.
Hearing aid feedback occurs when a sound that should have entered the ear canal leaves the ear and jumps back into the hearing aid microphone, where it is re-amplified, creating a whistling sound.
The most common causes of acoustic feedback can be easily resolved through regular hearing aid care and maintenance. However, if you are unable to pinpoint the precise cause of the whistling, we recommend undergoing a series of periodic checkups with your doctor and consulting a hearing care professional.
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