Repairing Your Hearing Aids
Hearing aids, like any other device, are prone to damage and deterioration over a period of time despite engaging in appropriate maintenance techniques. This may require professional repair to make sure your hearing aid functions to the best of its ability.
Some hearing aid devices can occur in-house, where minor repairs can be easily conducted so that you can retrieve your hearing aid the very same day after it has been repaired. Over time, if your hearing aid stops working entirely or is not working as well as it used to, a professional deep clean may be recommended.
Over time, human ears also change shape which can cause poor fitting of the hearing aids, resulting in feedback or a whistling sensation. Ensure that you get your hearing aids refitted at regular intervals.
Minor physical repairs such as replacing tubes, earbuds, and battery compartment doors can take place within the office of your hearing care professional. These minor repairs may even be covered through your warranty so make sure you get your hearing aid checked even for minor problems when it’s within your warranty period.
For intensive repairs and complicated technical issues, your hearing aids may need to be returned to the manufacturer. The manufacturers may need to take apart the hearing aid to replace parts of it, which can be a time-consuming affair. This type of repair can leave you without your hearing instruments for a few weeks. You can consult your audiologist so that you can be provided with temporary hearing aid assistance during this waiting period or consider alternative hearing aid options.
Due to advancements in technology, there are times when manufacturers cannot replace hearing aids since the particular model or its parts may no longer be in production. After your warranty has expired, intensive repairs can be expensive. In such cases you may want to consider investing in new hearing aids that are more advanced and can help you hear well.