Battery Case Volume Control Switch Earhook Earmold
Microphone The microphone picks up the sound. Amplifier The amplifier makes the sound louder. Receiver The receiver puts the sound in your ear.
EARMOLD If you use a behind-the-ear hearing aid or body hearing aid, you have an earmold. This is made just for you. Be sure it fits well. Practice putting your earmold or in-the-ear hearing aid in your ear.
Volume Control This dial makes sure sound is soft enough or loud enough for you. Your hearing aid has a tone control and power control. Your audiologist will change them for you.
Switches The switch turns your hearing aid on and off. The letter M sometimes means on or microphone. The telephone T switch lets you use a phone or an assistive listening device. Turn your hearing aid on after you put it in your ear and turn your hearing aid off before you take it out. If you have a hearing aid, practice this now.
Battery Case All hearing aids use a battery. A battery tester shows if your battery is working. You can practice using a battery tester. Keep your batteries in a safe place.
Hearing Aid Care 1. Keep your hearing aid in a dry safe place. 2. Keep your hearing aid clean. 3. You can wash your earmold with soapy water, and let it dry before attaching it to the hearing aid again.
5. Put it in a dri- aid kit when you are not wearing it, or if it gets wet. 6. Use an umbrella, hat or hooded sweatshirt when it is raining. 7. Do not wear your hearing aid in the water. 4. Listen to your hearing aid every day to see if it is working.
Now lets see what youve learned...... Answer the following questions by clicking on the appropriate letter. If you answer correctly, it will progress to the next question. If you answer incorrectly, it will ask you to try again until you answer it right. Good luck!!
1. You can clean your earmold with: A. a paper towel. B. soapy water. C. You dont need to clean it.
2. Put your hearing aids in a ____________ when youre not wearing it or if it gets wet. A. keep it in your ear B. pocket C. dri-aid kit
3. What do the T and M mean? A. Microphone/On and Telephone Switch B. Mickey Mouse and Toto C. Macaroni and Tacos
4. Every day you should : A. not use your hearing aids. B. lose your hearing aids. C. listen to your hearing aids
5. What does the volume control do? A. Makes the hearing aid loud or soft. B. Turns your hearing aids off. C. Blocks out background noise.
6. The ____________ puts the sound in your ear. A. amplifier B. receiver C. microphone
7. The ____________ makes the sound louder. A. amplifier B. receiver C. microphone
8. The ____________picks up the sound. A. amplifier B. receiver C. microphone
9. This is the ___________. A. earhook B. volume control C. earmold
10. How many different kinds of hearing aids are there? A. 6 B. 5 C. 7
The information for this presentation was taken from a program called Knowledge Is Power, a publication to help deaf and hard of hearing people better understand various topics related to their hearing loss. This presentation was created by Ryan Robinette! 5th grade May 2002