Your hearing aids are incredibly durable pieces of technology that withstand a lot of wear and tear from being worn each and every day. Hearing aids have a long lifespan and a little regular maintenance can go a long way in making sure your devices remain in tiptop shape for years. However, eventually, you may need a professional to repair your hearing aids.
- Your Hearing Aid is Not Working – First, replace the battery in your hearing aid or charge your rechargeable hearing aids. Then make sure the hearing aid is on. A new battery or a fresh charge may solve this issue. However, if the problem persists, it is time to contact a professional.
- Your Hearing Aid has Obvious Physical Damage – A dent, crack, scratch, bend, or something similar on your hearing device can greatly affect its integrity and should not be ignored. Do not wait for the problem to get worse, contact an audiologist right away.
- Your Hearing Aid is Whistling – An earpiece placed incorrectly or earwax can result in whistling, or sometimes it is a problem with the device. Schedule an appointment with an audiologist to ensure you are placing your earpiece in your ear correctly and that you do not have a wax blockage. An audiologist will also be able to identify problems with the hearing device and can remedy the situation.
- Your Volume is not Loud Enough – Sometimes earwax can clog the hearing aid filter or tubing. Perhaps a simple filter change you can do at home will solve the problem. If you are still struggling to hear what is going on around you, contact an audiologist.
- Your Hearing has Changed – Your hearing changes over time. This could mean your hearing aids need a reprogramming to meet your current hearing levels. Yearly hearing checks should be completed with your audiologist.
If you experience any of the above problems, it is time to contact us. Remember, your hearing aids are covered by a warranty for a certain amount of time and oftentimes it is possible to purchase an extension on your warranty. Many hearing aid repairs can be completed in-house at Hear Now Audiology & Tinnitus Center. Skilled audiologist Angie Lederman, MS, CCC-A has experience in handling hearing aid repairs and can send hearing aids to the manufacturer when necessary. Keep in mind that sometimes repair costs are not worth it (particularly with older devices) and replacing your hearing aids with new upgraded pieces of technology can be the better choice.
Schedule an appointment with us and we will help you determine the next step you should take in the care of your hearing aids. Our hearing care professionals can even show you how to clean your hearing aids so that you can regularly maintain them on your own and help prevent big repairs.