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We have heard of numerous strange cures for different ailments. People during the Medieval period used mercury to treat Syphilis. A person with a toothache might be given a solution with coca leaf (cocaine) as the primary ingredient. Thankfully, we have moved forward and no longer rely on those outrageous cures.

One life-changing medical advancement is the hearing aid. Some do not give much thought to hearing aids because it does not prevent deaths, but it provides some semblance of normalcy to the lives of those who lost their sense of hearing. Such a gift is precious to those who are deaf.

This article will not be on the latest hearing aid or the importance of hearing. Instead, it will enumerate why hearing aids give a whistling sound. So, it would help if you stood by to learn what they are.

Echo Effect

The main reason why the hearing aid produces a whistling sound is that it is ill-fitted or is full of earwax. You must not worry because it can be easily remedied. You simply have to clean your hearing aids thoroughly.

The whistling sound happens when the hearing aid is full of earwax. The wax is usually soft and sticky, so when you tilt your head left and right, it moves along with the hearing aid. When you move your jaw, the vibrations are transferred to the wax, causing it to vibrate like a spring and produce a whistling sound.

With proper maintenance, you must be able to avoid a whistling sound. It would help if you cleaned the hearing aids regularly. After cleaning your hearing aids, you must visit a hearing specialist if you still hear that echo.


Even if hearing aids are correctly fitted and are free of ear wax, they will still produce the whistling sound. This damage cannot be easily fixed. If you notice anything like this, your device needs to be checked.

The whistling sound may signify that your hearing aid is nearing its end. It is not a pleasant sound and is usually noticeable because it is loud. As time goes by, you will notice that the whistling sound is getting louder and is a sign that you need to replace your hearing aid.  

The whistling sound may be caused by damage to the electronic parts or the speaker. It may also mean that its battery is low, or perhaps there is moisture. In this case, the best solution is to visit a hearing clinic.

Too Much Noise

You might notice that everything seems a little louder than usual – even your voice sounds intense. It may be too strong to bear. This inconvenience often happens when you are still adjusting to your hearing aids.

You can avoid this by testing and experimenting with it. You may need to adjust the volume depending on how much noise you are exposed to. You will have to speak louder than you usually do when in a loud place.

If you still cannot manage the noise, there are other solutions that you can try. You can request to turn the background music or TV volume down or ask the person to speak more softly.


This article talked about the causes of the whistling sound. Equipped with this information, you must be able to avoid the whistling sound. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning can solve the problem. You can contact a hearing specialist near you if you have any questions. 

If you have noticed something wrong with your hearing aids, kindly take them to Hear More Associates. We will determine the problem and efficiently fix it. Do not take another minute, visit us for your hearing aid concerns. 

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