Hearing Aid Repair
Hearing aids are small pieces of high-level hardware containing advanced-function technology. And from time to time, they need to be repaired. The technology can malfunction. Other times, it’s damage to the hardware that needs to be addressed. Here are a few things you can do to keep your hearing aid functioning properly for as long as possible:
- Clean your ears – earwax is the most common reason hearing aids malfunction. Make sure to clean your ears regularly with a washcloth because earwax can creep into the little spaces of the hearing aid and impede proper function of the microphone
- Clean your hearing aid – a soft, dry cloth will remove earwax, dust, and dirt from your hearing aid. Make sure to clean it on a regular basis
- Keep your hearing aids dry – Store your hearing aids in a protective container to prevent them from getting wet. Hearing aids dryers and dehumidifiers can be purchased if you think your hearing aids are at risk of being exposed to moisture
Troubleshooting Common Problems with Your Hearing Aid
- Make sure your hearing aid is turned on
- Adjust the volume
- Monitor and check the battery
- Monitor the integrity of the tubing in BTE (behind-the-ear) models
- Monitor the casing – if you see any cracks, report it to your hearing specialist
What To Do If You Need Your Hearing Aid Repaired
If you have followed the guidelines above and your hearing aid is still malfunctioning, call Listen 2 Life Hearing Center.
You may be experiencing feedback, whistling, a looser fit, dislodging of the inner tubing, or be noticing holes or cracks. If that’s true, our hearing specialists can help you.
Listen 2 Life Hearing Center will assess and properly diagnose your hearing aid problem and work with you to repair it, if necessary. Your ability to hear properly is of paramount importance to us. We will guide you and be with you every step of the way.