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Beware of over-amplification

Be careful not to have your hearing aids turned up too much and put excessive strain on your ears.

If you find yourself wincing at loud noises while wearing your hearing aids, if you start to get ringing in your ears, or if your ears hurt then you should see your audiologist and get them to test your hearing and check your volume settings.

If your aid has a manual volume control then don’t be scared to turn it down a bit when you know you will be in noisy surroundings – you don’t have to stay on the same volume all the time.

Many modern digital hearing aids will have the ability to dampen or cut out excessively loud noises and stop over-amplification occurring – if your aids don’t have a feature like this then you need to control it yourself by turning your volume control down or switching programme to something quieter.