A: Your hearing aids have built-in automatic volume control. This means that the hearing aid volume adjusts automatically in accordance with your sound environment. Loud sounds picked up by the hearing aid are amplified less than soft sounds, and the level of amplification will always depend on your hearing loss.
Sometimes you may want to adjust your hearing aid volume yourself. Many hearing aids also have manual volume controls shaped like small levers. Here’s how they work:
- Push the lever, or upper part of the control, upwards to gradually raise the volume.
- Push the lever, or lower part of the volume control, downwards to gradually lower the volume.
- Each time you operate the volume control, you will hear a beep – unless you have chosen to deactivate tones.
- When you raise the volume, you will hear a higher beep-tone for each step the volume is raised.
- When you lower the volume, you will hear a lower beep-tone for each step the volume is lowered.
- A steady tone will sound when the maximum or minimum volume is reached.
NOTE: Any adjustment of the volume setting will be cancelled when your hearing aid is turned off, or if you change program.