Hearing Aid Repair & Maintenance
Hearing aids are comprised of tiny electrical components that may experience wear and tear over time. If this is the case, you’ll likely need to visit your hearing professional to have the problem assessed. Whether it’s simply due to aging or the units have been exposed to moisture, excessive wax, debris or physical damage, you’ll want your hearing specialist to evaluate the extent of repairs needed.
Common hearing aid issues
You may try to turn the hearing aid on in the morning and find that there is no sound or you may find that the battery door has come unhinged. These things do happen, even when the hearing aids are properly cared for. If you should experience an issue that requires a repair, call us to discuss the next steps to take. We are equipped and trained to evaluate and diagnose broken hearing aids. Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others may need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly. Your hearing specialist will work as a liaison between you and the manufacturer should it require being sent away, to ensure you are up-to-date and know when you’ll be getting your devices back.
Hearing aid repairs
Most hearing aid brands can be serviced or repaired, including Oticon, Unitron, Phonak, Starkey and Signia. Often the aids can be repaired in the office while you wait. Should the device need to go into the factory for service, we will package the aid and send it directly to the manufacture for repair.
Hearing aid maintenance
One easy way to keep your hearing aids in good working order is by properly caring for and maintaining the devices. This means cleaning them daily with a disposable tissue, removing batteries (or placing aids in your charger if applicable) at night to allow any moisture to evaporate and examining them periodically for any scratches, cracks or damages. Remember to talk with your hearing care professional if you discover any kind of malfunction or damage to your device.