1. GarrettSR5's Avatar
    I got my 8X when it was first released back in November.
    Now I don't talk on the phone very much but when I do I notice the speaker is extremely quiet. Not on speaker phone, just regular phone call. Like so much to the point where if I am driving and have the windows open even slightly I Can't hear or if there is any sort of ambient noise I have to push the phone to my ear uncomfortably.
    Is this something that I can get a replacement for? Or am I SOL?

    Thanks
    Code Chief likes this.
    06-17-2013 02:27 PM
  2. Kamil Budziewski's Avatar
    Try to clean your speaker. It's possibly stuck with dirt. I've got the same problem.
    Code Chief likes this.
    06-17-2013 04:09 PM
  3. GarrettSR5's Avatar
    How would one do this?
    06-17-2013 04:26 PM
  4. GarrettSR5's Avatar
    I used a tac and just sort of dug the crusty stuff out. I can hear again! Thanks!
    Code Chief likes this.
    06-17-2013 04:33 PM
  5. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    You can also turn on "hearing aid" in the settings. It increases the ear piece volume. Trust me, it makes a heck of a difference.
    06-17-2013 04:34 PM
  6. GarrettSR5's Avatar
    This one?

    06-17-2013 04:44 PM
  7. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Yes, so it was already on? When I turn mines on, it sounds like I have the speaker on.
    06-18-2013 08:28 AM
  8. Bogdan Verbenets's Avatar
    I also have that problem, and I don't see the "hearing aids" settings :( . Anyone knows why?
    07-25-2013 06:02 AM
  9. benryder's Avatar
    I've got this exact problem. In calls I really struggle to hear the other party, and if there is the slightest background noise there is no chance. Using headphones is incredibly loud so the problem must be with the earpiece speaker.

    I don't appear to have the option for 'Hearing Aid'. What have others done to clean the earpiece speaker?

    Isopropyl alcohol? A little pin through the speaker holes? Blown air? Cleaner ears?!!
    11-02-2013 04:21 AM
  10. wtrmlnjuc's Avatar
    Have you tried rebooting your phone? Sometimes it's the software itself, as that has happened to me before.
    11-02-2013 09:57 PM
  11. benryder's Avatar
    Have you tried rebooting your phone? Sometimes it's the software itself, as that has happened to me before.
    Yep. Doesn't make a difference.
    11-03-2013 02:26 AM
  12. rdef's Avatar
    I've got this exact problem. In calls I really struggle to hear the other party, and if there is the slightest background noise there is no chance. Using headphones is incredibly loud so the problem must be with the earpiece speaker.

    I don't appear to have the option for 'Hearing Aid'. What have others done to clean the earpiece speaker?

    Isopropyl alcohol? A little pin through the speaker holes? Blown air? Cleaner ears?!!
    Mine did this over time as well. The little holes where clogged. Couldn't even see the charging light. A good cleaning helped a lot.
    11-03-2013 08:38 AM
  13. Trevor Jones's Avatar
    I also have that problem, and I don't see the "hearing aids" settings :( . Anyone knows why?
    Same here, no hearing aid setting
    11-04-2013 03:40 AM
  14. cheddarheader's Avatar
    I used a tac and just sort of dug the crusty stuff out. I can hear again! Thanks!
    Had this phone issue with mine after a year of great sound. I tried the tac and it worked great. I can hear again. It didn't look dirty until I starting using the tac. Definitely give it a try! Worked wonders for me!
    05-28-2014 11:49 AM
  15. N1520's Avatar
    get a tooth brush and give the grill soft hits. You will see sh** flying out of the grill. It's a problem with all HTC phones. I do have HTC one M7, same thing.
    Code Chief likes this.
    06-01-2014 09:25 PM

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