If your Oticon hearing aid is making 8 beeps and it indicates a microphone issue. The hearing aids have directional microphones and if they shift out of alignment the aid can not work correctly.
It’s possible that the microphone on the hearing aid is blocked or not functioning properly.
Here are a few steps you can take to try and troubleshoot the issue:
- Check the microphone opening: Make sure that the microphone opening on the hearing aid is not blocked by earwax, debris, or other foreign objects. Use a soft brush or a dry cloth to gently clean the microphone opening. An old toothbrush is okay to use.
- Restart the hearing aid.
- Check the battery: Make sure that the hearing aid battery is not low or dead.
- Check the device is not in program mode: Some hearing aids can enter into program mode when the battery is changed, check the manual or contact the manufacturer to learn how to exit from this mode.
- Check the device is not in airplane mode.
If none of the above steps resolve the issue, it’s recommended that you visit a hearing healthcare professional for further assistance. They will be able to determine the cause of the issue and provide any necessary repairs or maintenance. The likelihood is that aid will have to be sent to the Oticon factory for repair. This usually takes 1-2 weeks.
It’s important to note that some other causes can also make hearing aids beep, such as water damage, low battery, low power, replaceable batteries not properly installed, software issues, etc. Therefore, it’s important to reach out to a professional to determine the exact cause of the beeping and how to fix it.