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Hearing aid does not whistle

When held in my hand, hearing aid does not whistle. When in my ear tone when changing programs is low. Cannot get tone to level of tone in my other hearing aid. Also, the hearing aid I am having trouble with does not seem to be amplifying sounds for me.
Nearest clinic is 35 miles away.

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Sorry guy but I been wearing them years
you will have to take them in.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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