Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
Hearing aids are comprised of tiny electrical components that may experience wear and tear over time. If this happens, you’ll likely need to visit the office 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 our 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 experience an issue that requires a repair, simply bring your hearing aids into our office. We are equipped and trained to evaluate and diagnose broken hearing aids. Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office in a short period of time; others may need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. We can help determine what kind of repair is necessary, and will work as a liaison between you and the manufacturer if it needs to be sent away. We will ensure you are up-to-date on all repairs, costs, and timelines, so you know when you’ll be getting your devices back.
Hearing Aid Repairs
If you are a current patient and have hearing aids that were not fit in our office, we are happy to try to repair your hearing aids. We are able to service most major manufacturers of hearing aids and can advise you as to whether yours is a brand we service. Hearing aids come with a warranty when purchased new. If your warranty has expired, it is still possible to repair most hearing aids for a small fee depending on the extent of the repair and the age of the hearing aid. Depending on the hearing aid manufacturer, this repair may come with a new warranty. If your hearing aid is severely damaged and unable to be repaired, our professionals will work with you to determine what next steps would be best for your current needs.
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 dry cloth, removing batteries at night to allow any moisture to evaporate, and examining them periodically for any scratches, cracks or damages. Some devices have filters that should be changed on a monthly basis. Remember to talk with our hearing care professionals if you discover any kind of malfunction or damage to your device.