Pumping is a fluctuation in volume noticed by a hearing aid wearer due to the instrument’s compression characteristics. It can be caused by a number of factors, including changes in the wearer’s hearing loss, the environment, or the hearing aid’s settings.
Why is my hearing aid going in and out?
Pumping can sometimes sound like your hearing aid is going in and out. This is because the compression is constantly adjusting to the level of sound, which can cause the volume to fluctuate.
What effect does the volume control have on the hearing aid with output compression?
The volume control on a hearing aid with output compression will affect the overall loudness of the sound, but it will not have any effect on the pumping. This is because the compression is still adjusting to the level of sound, even when the volume is turned down.
Why is my hearing aid feeding back?
Feedback is a high-pitched squeal that can be caused by a number of factors, including improper fit, earwax, or the wrong hearing aid settings. Pumping can sometimes be mistaken for feedback, but it is not the same thing. Feedback is a continuous sound, while pumping is a fluctuation in volume.
Why does my ear feel clogged with a new hearing aid?
When you first get a new hearing aid, it may feel clogged because the ear canal is not used to having something in it. This feeling should go away after a few days as your ear gets used to the hearing aid.
If you are experiencing pumping, there are a few things you can do to try to fix it. First, you can try adjusting the hearing aid’s settings. You can also try cleaning the hearing aid and your ear canal. If these things do not work, you may need to see an audiologist.
Here are some additional tips to help prevent pumping:
- Make sure the hearing aid is fitted properly.
- Keep the hearing aid clean.
- Avoid wearing the hearing aid in loud environments.
- Adjust the hearing aid’s settings to your individual needs.
If you are experiencing pumping, it is important to see an audiologist as soon as possible. They can help you to determine the cause of the pumping and recommend solutions.