Hearing Aid Repair and Maintenance

Hearing aids are comprised of microelectronics that may experience deterioration over time. If this is the case, you’ll need to visit your hearing professional to have the problem analyzed and any corrective maintenance performed. Whether it’s because the units have been exposed to excessive moisture, wax, debris or physical damage, or simply ageing, you’ll want your professional hearing specialist to evaluate the extent of repairs. Hearing aids are comprised of microelectronics that may experience deterioration over time. If this is the case, you’ll need to visit your hearing professional to have the problem analyzed and any corrective maintenance performed. Whether it’s because the units have been exposed to excessive moisture, wax, debris or physical damage, or simply ageing, you’ll want your professional hearing specialist to evaluate the extent of repairs needed.

Common Hearing Aid Issues

You may try to switch on the hearing aids and find that there is no or little sound, that the sound is not being amplified as it once was, 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 should experience an issue that requires a repair, call your hearing care professional. They are equipped and trained to evaluate and diagnose malfunctioning hearing aids. Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the clinic setting in a short period of time; others may need to be sent in to the manufacturer for more extensive repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary. If required, your hearing specialist will work as a liaison between you and the manufacturer if the aids have to be sent away, to ensure that you are up-to-date and know when you’ll be getting your repaired devices back.

Hearing Aid Repairs

If you are a current patient and happen to have hearing aids that were not fit in our office, we are happy to try to repair them for you. 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 Repair and Loss & Damage warranties 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 year-long warranty. In the event your hearing aid is severely damaged and unable to be repaired, our professionals will work with you to determine what replacement devices would be best for your current hearing needs. Your hearing professional will provide you with details when you bring your hearing aids to the clinic.

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 moisture to evaporate and examining them periodically for any scratches, cracks or damages. Remember to talk with your hearing care professional if you discover any kind of malfunction or damage to your hearing instruments needed.