Why does my hearing aid keep beeping? It's not the low battery sound.

Alexandra Tarvin, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Easley

20 July 2016 - 21.9K Views

There could be several reasons that device is beeping and this may be dependent on the type of device that you have. Reasons could include: losing connection to it's partner, a button being stuck and changing the settings, poor battery contact, intermittency, damaged module, etc. I would recommend calling your provider's office to solve the problem.
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Dee 20 August 2019
It could easily be that the battery needs to be changed. I have had 3 or 4 hearing aids that would beep when the battery needed changing.

Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Highland

20 July 2016 - 21.9K Views

It sounds as though you need to see your Audiologist.  This could be feedback from cerumen (wax) in the ear, an intermittent wiring problem in the hearing, the receiver "pumping," or something else.  A diagnostic troubleshooting appointment should find the problem and possible in-office or manufacturer repair options.

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Sandy Schick, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Lockhart

20 July 2016 - 21.9K Views

The first thing we look for when a hearing aid is beeping is a wax build up in the ear.  See if your audiologist/hearing aid provider or physician can check your ears to see if this is the problem.  If your ears are clear, there are often programming changes to your hearing aid that can be done to eliminate the beeping sounds.  Check with your audiologist/hearing aid provider to see what can be done. 

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Alina Phoenix

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Champaign

20 July 2016 - 21.9K Views

There are a number of reasons a hearing aid could be beeping ranging from a stuck button to a circuit malfunction to possible feedback.  With a problem of this nature, it is important you go back to the provider who fit you with the hearing aids to investigate.  Sometimes a deep cleaning of your ears and hearing aid is enough to restore proper function, other times the manufacturer will need to repair the device for you.  This is also a good time to check on the status of your warranty, as your warranty may cover the cost of the repair. 

Good luck!

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Abram Bailey, AuD
Abram Bailey, AuD 20 July 2016
Good point about feedback Alina. Definitely something to check with your provider!


Member 18 March 2017
Brand new Opticon opm inserted at VA. On way home in the car continuing the next two days I am getting a doorbell sound. Ding, dong a pause then another ding. Unable to reach provider nor manufacturer because of weekend. Cleaned my ears, took out and replaced batteries, cleaned brand new unit. The doorbell sound continues. Help
Member 05 November 2018 Replied to Member
I have the same problem with the same brand. They were sent in for repairs, but there was no change. They are in for repairs again.
Member 27 August 2017
I have a Phonak BTE that gave constant double beeps. Turned out that my tubing wasn't down into the mold far enough. I put just the tiniest amount of coconut oil on it--barely any at all, only on one edge--and the tubing slipped in easily, all the way to the other end, and just like *that* the beeping stopped. So easy-peasy! Guess the problem would be called, 'insufficient air'? I hope this works for you!
Member 27 February 2018
Dont Get Me Wrong But When you Get New Hearing aids They Cost alot of Issues The Picture in my Account are my New Hearing aids They set off Beeps and Die Battaries in like 3 or 5 Days a Week and i Called up the Hearing aid center about The Hearing aids Beeping And Not Bringing up New Hearing aid Battaries i was told if you Add a New Battary Let it Sit for Mabye 10 Mintues and they will Come up Dont Get Me Wrong i Was Deaf When i was a Toddler and when i was 6 Years Old Dont Get Me Wrong But i Was told to Just Use Them The Way it is and Give Them Time to stop the Issues i Use to Have Hearing aids that were all Black with Phonaix on Them and they were Very Easy Hearing aids to Use They Gave Me a Hearing Aid Book To Pick out New Hearing aids But Then i was told They dont Make them No More The Last time i got Them i had my old Hearing aids for like 4 Years Unitell they Gave up And Quit Working i Only Took in 1 placement and the Hearing aid center said only 1 placement i was told they are New and to get Used to Them Dont Get me Wrong But sometimes Hearing aids are Just Stupid and Just Needs time to Stop the Issues i Met a couple of People that are Deaf and they said there Hearing aids Do The Same and they Just Use them the way they Are Dont get Me wrong but Hearing aids are Just Stupid sometimes i Love my Hearing aids anyway and Dont want to Get Rid of Them or make an Exchagement i told the Office ill Just use them the way they are How my Friends are i was told if they Set off Beeps and it Quits the battary take it out for a bit and then Put it back in but if it Keeps on Dying then to Exchange it for a New Battary
Allen R
Allen R 05 June 2019
If it's one of the newer Oticon OPN aids and it's a sequence of 8 beeps/4 times, then that is the service repair indicator tone. Typically that is an indication of possible moisture or debris in the microphone port. Oticon recommends sending the hearing aid(s) in to be serviced when this happens or you can try putting the hearing aid(s) in a dryer/HA saver to absorb the moisture.
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