Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids are savvy and highly durable devices. They often last 5-7 years before needing to be replaced which highlights their longevity. Hearing aids are worn every day and are integral to navigating daily life and the various environments one moves through. This means that naturally, they can also be impacted by daily wear and tear. It is important to know how to best maintain your device, troubleshoot common hearing aid issues, and when you should see a professional for repair services.
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Hearing aids are innovative devices that contain small sized components designed to absorb, amplify, and process sound. You wear your hearing aids regularly and are deeply familiar with how the device works, feels, and sounds when operating optimally. This also means that you can identify when your hearing aids seem to not be functioning properly. If you suspect any issues with your device, there are a few useful fixes that you can try at home before seeking professional repair services. Try these quick fixes and see if your hearing aid resumes working properly. If issues persist, you should see your hearing healthcare provider.
Thoroughly examine your hearing aids. Check to see if there are any obstructions like dirt, earwax, hair, or other debris that could be blocking sound from being fully absorbed. Remove any of these elements by cleaning your device. Also, make sure that your hearing aid is turned on which seems obvious but you can forget, especially while getting familiar with your device.
Check the volume settings and make sure that the level is set to meet your hearing needs. This also helps you see if you accidentally turned down the volume which would prevent you from hearing sound clearly.
Most hearing aids are powered with disposable batteries. So you want to make sure that the batteries have been inserted properly and that the compartment is properly secured. Additionally, make sure to test your batteries to ensure they are working and/or replace them when needed.
different hearing aid styles feature tubing that connect device components. This tubing can experience damage from daily wear and tear which would restrict the processing of sound. So you can inspect the tubing for any breakage or other indications of damage.
When Professional Repair is Needed
It is common for hearing aids to need professional repair at some point. If you have tried to troubleshoot at home and continue to experience issues, you should take your device to be professionally inspected. In addition to this sign, there are other indications that you should see your hearing healthcare provider for professional repairs. This includes:
- Your batteries are not lasting as long as usual. You may try swapping out your disposable batteries for fresh ones and notice that they simply are not lasting very long.
- If you can see any physical damage to the device. This can include any cracks, holes, breakage etc. anywhere on your hearing aids.
- There is excessive feedback or whistling sounds that are unpleasant and prevent you from hearing clearly and comfortably.
We are able to provide in-house hearing aid repairs for the most common issues. This allows you to quickly and conveniently have your device fixed and working optimally!
Daily Maintenance Tips to Prevent Damage
Maintaining your hearing aid is key to its longevity and functionality. There are ways you can best take care of your device which helps you maximize its use and quality! This includes: