Hearing Aid and somtimes unusual behaviour

  Bing.alau 12:11 05 Dec 2012

Recently my hearing aid has had periods where it keeps making unusual beeps and they seem to be in the form of something akin to morse code. I realised this morning that it only happens when I am sat in front of my computer. Has anybody got any theories as to why this happens. I will ask next time I go to the audio section of the hospital for more batteries or a check up. Meanwhile I suspect it may be because of the wi-fi. Normally it only makes a noise when it requires a battery change.

  Chronos the 2nd 12:44 05 Dec 2012

It would help if you could note the beeps.

4 short = heart attack (System Timer Failure)

Repeating short beeps = Hungry (Power supply or system board problem)

1 long, 2 short = eyesight going ( Display problem)

2 Short Beeps = Losing your memory (Your computer has memory problems)

5 Short Beeps = Your knackered (Your motherboard has a problem)

Hope these help.LOL.

  Graphicool1 12:54 05 Dec 2012

Hi Bing.alau

It sounds like wireless interference. I used to have a wireless door bell and everytime a car went past, with its radio on the bell would ring. I can't tell you how many times I had to go down the stairs to the front door before I twigged what was happening!

  Bing.alau 13:06 05 Dec 2012

Chronus/Graphicool1 Thanks for the laugh and the info. I think it has got to be some sort of radio interference but wondered if any other hearing aid wearer has experienced it? I have sometimes had the same thing happen when in my back garden and think maybe it is next door's wi-fi. I know I can log in to his if he gave me his password.

At first I thought it was the battery running down, but then it happened the day after I had changed one so that theory was dead in the water.

  Graphicool1 13:40 05 Dec 2012

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  Bing.alau 14:04 05 Dec 2012

I like the bit about not swimming with your hearing aid in. I take mine out if I am in the rain and stick it in my pocket. Hearing aids come in handy if you happen to get somewhere noisy such as where discos are blaring out. Then you can also remove them and stick them in your pocket.

  Macscouse 16:32 05 Dec 2012

Bingalau - I've told you before, Grandad. It's your teeth you should soak at night, not your hearing aid!

  Blackhat 17:11 05 Dec 2012

This reminds me of a particle joke I once played on a new dental nurse in the surgery adjacent to my laboratory. I chose a gentleman’s name for who I had recently made a partial denture with chrome metal framework & clasps. I phoned the surgery and explained that since having the partial metal denture, whenever I put a fork in my mouth I would get radio 1 on my hearing aid, radio 2 with a knife and radio 4 with a spoon.

She totally fell for it and made me an appointment with the senior partner.

  spuds 12:42 08 Dec 2012

Normally when you start getting bleeps, its an indicator to battery or power supply problems, and shouldn't really be due to outside electronic interferences. Normally a replacement (possibly refurbished) unit will be supplied, and new tubes fitted.

What I would suggest is that you try and have a word with your hearing aid department, about consulting an hearing scientist (if they have one?) whose work load might be high at times.

I have two digital hearing aids which never seemed to work right, that was until I sought the help of the hearing scientist, who found that the aids had not been set-up correctly, on the many occasions that they should have been by other members of the hearing aid staff. I was also informed about problems that I had suspected, but had never been told about. That information was a total gem to hear about and have it fully explained in detail.

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