Tips and reminders for adjusting your hearing aid settings at home

The hearing aids you’re wearing are specially made to adapt to your surroundings easily as you move through your day. For example, if you’re going from a restaurant to a library to a windy mountain top, your hearing aids are designed to easily transition to accommodate the changing environments. Light sounds (like whispering in a library) should be quiet but audible. On the other hand, loud sounds (like a motorcycle passing by) should be loud, but not uncomfortably loud.

Hearing aid users are making it known that they desire to have more control of the volume and memory settings. For instance, various hearing aid users are more comfortable being able to turn the volume down in loud surroundings and up in quieter atmospheres. Additionally, some users would like to be able to tap a button and access certain memories, like a “music” or “restaurant” memory.

Depending on the type and style of hearing aid, there are several ways to adjust volume and memory:

1. On-board the hearing aid

Hearing aids feature controls from volume wheels to push buttons to rocker switches. Your hearing professional can program these features to do certain functions, like switching between memories and adjusting volume.

2. Using a mobile application

Hearing aids that are smartphone compatible, like our Livio Edge AI,  Livio AI and Livio hearing aids, are developed to pair with a smartphone and remotely controlled by using a mobile app. To control your hearing aids’ volume and memory, you can use the Thrive Hearing app. The app can help you create custom memories and geotag memories - and you don’t have to touch your hearing aid to do this.  If you’d like more information about the Thrive Hearing app and creating custom memories, watch the video below.


3. Using a wireless accessory

Various very small devices, like our invisible hearing aids, do not have the push button or volume wheels actually on the hearing aid. The SurfLink Remote allows you to adjust volume, memory modes, streaming mode and much more — all with the push of a button. Easy and discreet adjustments are possible with the SurfLink Remote and our Picasso hearing aids. The buttons are larger to accommodate individuals who may have visual impairment or compromised dexterity.

For Livio Edge AI, Livio AI and Livio hearing aids, volume and memory can also be controlled using the Starkey Hearing Technologies Remote accessory.

You should consult with your hearing healthcare professional to assist you in deciding if volume controls and additional memory controls fit you and your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a professional in your area - we can help! Call (888) 919-6824 or click here.

By Starkey Canada