Hi my name is Michi Diller. I’m an audiologist
at Boys Town National Research Hospital and I’m here today to talk with you about inserting
a receiver in the ear hearing aid. A receiver in the ear hearing aid has a little
wire coming down in the front. This part sits on top of your ear, and the little dome goes
down into your ear canal. This part right here is an ear grip. And it
just sits in the bowl of your ear and is there for retention, to keep the dome in your ear
canal. So when putting the hearing aid in, you first
want to identify if it’s the left or right hearing aid. This one is the right hearing
aid because it has a red square on it. Red right, the two r’s go together. If it was
for my left ear it would have a blue square on it.
Reach up and put this right on top of my ear, like this. So it sits right on top of my ear.
The dome goes down into the ear canal. Just push it down into the ear canal and then
that little ear grip just gets flipped back in the bowl of my ear. Then just make
sure that everything is tucked into place, and that wire is running right along the front
of my ear and the ear grip is down in the bowl of my ear.
When it’s time to take the hearing aid off, you can just reach up and grab it from the
top and pull it out. When you take it off your ear just be sure
to remember to open up the battery door, and that will turn the hearing aid off and save
battery life. If you have any other questions or concerns
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