Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance
Even high-tech devices like hearing aids may need repair from time to time. It’s good to know that Professional Hearing Aid services is conveniently located and can make many repairs while you wait.
We encourage you to bring your hearing aids in regularly and let our hearing aid specialist give them a thorough cleaning and inspect for wear and tear. Regular maintenance is important for maximizing the life of your devices.
Troubleshooting common hearing aid problems at home
Often, problems with hearing aids are minor and can be addressed at home.
If your hearing aids won’t turn on, make sure the battery door is firmly closed. When was the last time you changed your hearing aid batteries? Frequently, all that’s needed is a fresh set of batteries or a full charge.
For behind the ear devices, is the tube plugged with moisture or debris?
Earwax is another common cause of hearing aid malfunction. Make sure your hearing aids and your ears are clear of excess earwax.
Do your hearing aids turn on, but the sound is distorted? Make sure you have your devices set to the correct function and program. Also, if the batteries are low, they can’t provide the level of energy needed for the processors to function properly. Change or charge the batteries.
Hearing aid repairs
We maintain and repair all hearing aids we sell. Even if you didn’t buy your hearing aids from us, we may be able to make repairs for you because we service all major hearing aid manufacturer brands. Give us a call or stop in our office and let us look at your devices.
All new hearing aids come with a warranty. If your hearing aids were produced by a manufacturer we represent, we can also handle most warranty repairs. Even if your original warranty is expired, we may be able to repair your hearing aids for a modest charge. Bring your hearing aids in for inspection, and we will be happy to give you a quote on the cost of repairs.
If your devices are not repairable or are more than five years old, we may recommend you replace your devices with new technology. Our hearing care specialists will review all options when you bring your hearing aids in for repair.
In addition to bringing in your hearing aids for regular cleaning, it’s important to clean your hearing aids each day. Wipe them with a soft cloth to remove earwax and other debris. Store them in a drying box when not in use.
While many hearing aids may be considered water-resistant, it’s essential to keep your hearing aids from getting wet. So always remember to remove them before bathing, showering or swimming.
If you have questions about caring for your hearing aids, be sure to ask the hearing aid specialist at Professional Hearing Aid Service.