Hearing Aid Repairs
Modern hearing aids have become complex pieces of technology.Simply bring yours in, and one of our trained hearing aid specialists will examine your device and if not covered by warranty or a service agreement, provide you with an affordable estimate on the repairs. Should we determine that it cannot be fixed, we can advise you on options for hearing aids that meet your individual needs.
Reprogramming may suffice.
The best part of today’s technology is that it is able to adapt as your hearing needs change. Just like our eyes, our ears change over time and can need additional amplification. If this happens with you, we can assess your hearing and determine how to reprogram your current hearing aids to better serve your ears.
Not Sure If Your Hearing Aid Can Be Repaired?
A hearing aid specialist who has special training can properly “diagnose” a broken hearing aid. We may be able to work with the manufacturer to see if they can fix it, even if we can’t. However, here are some signs that your hearing aid may be irreparable:
- Your hearing aid is more than 3 years old. Hearing aid devices typically last for several years. If you have had yours for more than three years, it may be time to upgrade to a new hearing aid.
- The damage to the hearing aid is visible. Yes, there are some cases where “visible damage” can be repaired, but even though the damage to your hearing aid may not look as bad as you think, it still may be unfixable.
- Exposure to chemicals. Chemicals such as hairspray or sunscreen can irreversibly damage your hearing aids.
- Your hearing aids have an extensive repair history and is out of warranty. If you have already had multiple repairs done on your hearing aid device, it may be better invest in new hearing aids.
- Outdated technology. Newer devices can have more advanced technology. These may provide significant benefits including wireless connectivity capabilities.
Preventive maintenance is the key to trouble free, long life from a hearing aid.
It’s important to note that a majority of all hearing aid repairs are due to moisture and earwax accumulating in the hearing aid and the vast majority of these repairs are completely preventable. It is extremely important to clean the entire hearing aid every time it is removed from your ear by wiping and brushing it with the proper hearing aid cleaning tools.
You can visit oticon.com and learn more about how to:
- Clean and perform routine maintenance on your hearing aids
- Replace the dome (speaking covering tips)
- Control and adjust your hearing aids
- Fix other common issues such as distorted sound, no sound, and whistling or howling sound.
NOTE: Even if you take care of your hearing aids and keep up with regular maintenance, time takes its toll on all technology, and it’s possible that yours will eventually wear out through the course of normal use.
If you suspect your hearing aids need repair or cleaning beyond what you do at home, or if you’ve tried troubleshooting the issues and your device is still malfunctioning, visit our office so we can examine your hearing aid. Minor repairs may be able to be done in-house. If the problem is more complicated, like issues with the internal wiring or other technical components, we may send your hearing aid to the manufacturer to complete repairs.