Hearing Aid Repair

Hearing aids are made to last. But like all items used on a daily basis, hearing aids can be impacted by daily wear and tear. This includes substances that accumulate in the ears like earwax and dirt which can get into and damage hearing aid components. Also moving through different weather conditions and temperatures can also impact hearing aids. Exposure to moisture (sweat, rain) can also affect hearing aids. So it is not uncommon to seek repair work for your hearing aids over time.

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Do Your Hearing Aids Need Fixing?

After wearing your hearing aids and becoming familiar with them, you will likely notice when they don’t seem to be working as well. There are a few signs that could indicate your hearing aids may be experiencing an internal issue that needs to be looked at. This includes:

  • Your device powers off randomly.
  • Your hearing aid batteries aren’t lasting as long and you find yourself replacing them more often than you used to.
  • You are experiencing feedback noises, sounds are muffled and unclear.
  • There are cracks, holes, or other damage you’ve noticed on hearing aid components.
  • You’ve tried troubleshooting your hearing aids and you still experience issues.

If this sounds familiar, it is important to bring your hearing aids in so our experts can inspect your device.

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Common Hearing Aid Repairs

When you bring your hearing aid in, we will thoroughly assess it to identify the source of the issues you are experiencing. We are equipped with the tools and technologies needed to fully examine your hearing aids and determine what repairs are needed. Common hearing aid repairs include:

In addition to these repairs, your hearing aids may need to be adjusted. There can be an issue with how it fits or you may need a new earmold.

What Are Common Troubleshooting Tips?

When you experience any issues with your hearing aids, there are a few troubleshooting strategies you can try at home. If these strategies fail to address the issue, this is a sign that you should bring your hearing aids in to be evaluated by a specialist. A few troubleshooting tips you can try include:

  • Completely remove your hearing aids and take a close look at your device. Inspect all of the components and see if you notice anything unusual. If there are any substances that are on your hearing aids, use a soft and dry cloth to effectively remove it.
  • Power your device off and then on again.
  • Check the volume settings and be sure that the volume is on a level that is optimal for your hearing - you may have accidentally turned the volume too low.
  • Open the battery compartment and inspect this area. Wipe this area down to make sure there aren’t any substances or moisture. Remove your current battery and replace it with a fresh one. This will help eliminate a dead battery as the source of your hearing aid issues.
  • Check your hearing aids for any cracks, holes, corrosion, breakages etc. Carefully look at the tubing, microphone, hook, outer shell etc.

If these troubleshooting strategies are not helpful, be sure to bring in your device as soon as you can. We want to make sure that your hearing aid is always working optimally and meeting your hearing needs in everyday life.

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Chris Beckham