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Hearing & Balance Doctors is currently open. We are taking special measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including offering a curbside service for hearing aids. Please call 435-688-8991 for more information. Utah: 435-688-8991 | Nevada: 702-896-0031

8 Quick Hearing Aid Repairs We Can Do For You

8 Quick Hearing Aid Repairs We Can Do For You
Hearing aids are specialized computerized devices that you are supposed to wear daily, which is practically a recipe for needing hearing aid repairs in the future. If you feel comfortable, there are some hearing aid repairs and maintenance that you can do at home. However, many people don’t feel comfortable or confident working on their hearing aids.

For professional hearing aid care, you can always bring your hearing aids into Hearing & Balance Doctors. If all you need are quick fixes, here are eight hearing aid repairs we can do for you.

1. Replace Earmold

With some styles of Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids, you will have a custom-made earmold that goes into your ear shell. Over time, the earmold can wear down, creating an imperfect seal with your ear and causing your hearing aids to squeal due to feedback.

If your hearing aid earmold has worn down or become damaged, you can have it replaced by our audiologists. They can cast a new earmold for you and replace your damaged one so that you can enjoy a comfortable, feedback-free fit.

2. Clean Out Hearing Aid Obstruction

Sometimes hearing aids can become clogged. Earwax is a common issue, though there can be other things that can obstruct your hearing aids, like hair fragments. Depending on the location of the obstruction, it can cause your hearing aids to sound quiet even on high volume, or completely block the microphone.

At our hearing aid clinic, we can professionally clean your hearing aids with our specialized tools, from blowing out the tubing to cleaning out the various crevasses. On top of your regular cleaning at home, we tend to recommend bringing in your hearing aids a few times a year for in-depth professional cleaning.

3. Fix Ear Hook

The ear hook is literally the part of your hearing aid BTE and Receive-In-Canal (RIC) that goes over your ear and helps your hearing aid stay tucked behind your ear. This hook can become damaged, and once it is, the damage can interfere with sound quality and fail to keep your hearing aid in place.

By bringing in your hearing aids to our hearing clinic, our audiologists can easily replace the ear hook and have you on your way in no time.

4. Change Wax Guard Filter

To help keep earwax and other debris out of your hearing aids, many hearing aids come with wax guard filters. These filters will need to be replaced regularly. Individuals with high earwax production should change their filters once a month, while others may be able to change it every other month or every three months.

While changing your wax guard filter is something you can do at home, it can be tricky if you have issues with dexterity. In these cases, you should feel free to bring your hearing aids into our hearing clinic for us to replace your wax guard filter.

5. Replace Damaged Tubing

Between the main body of your hearing aid and the microphone, there is thin plastic tubing. This tubing can become clogged with earwax, debris, or trap moisture, which requires cleaning. However, over time, the plastic can wear down and become damaged, sometimes completely breaking.

You can bring your hearing aids in for a quick repair if you have damaged tubing. As we carry many hearing aid styles and brands, we should be able to easily replace your damaged hearing aid tubing.

6. Swap Out Hearing Aid Domes

Your hearing aid dome is at the end of your BTE and RIC hearing aids that go into your ear. This dome, much like the wax guard filter, needs to be changed out anywhere from once a month to every three months, depending on your needs.

The replacement can be done at home by yourself if you feel comfortable doing so. However, if you aren’t comfortable replacing your hearing aid dome on your own, we can take care of that for you.

7. Place New Battery Doors

Depending on the size of your hearing aid batteries, how long you use your hearing aids, and other factors, you may find yourself changing your hearing aid batteries 1-2 times a week. When you open and close the small hearing aid battery doors that often, it can be easy to break one of the small doors.

For custom-made hearing aids, we may not have the right-sized hearing aid battery door in-office. However, we do carry a wide variety, and for many hearing aids, we can easily remove the broken door and place a new hearing aid battery door.

8. Reprogram Hearing Aids

Okay, hearing aid reprogramming isn’t always a fast repair. However, it can be, and it is a service we offer to help repair your hearing aids when they aren’t meeting your hearing needs.

Unlike our other hearing aid repair services, we will need your help during the reprogramming process. One of our doctors of audiology will discuss your hearing concerns then make adjustments to your hearing aids’ programming. We will continue to adjust your hearing aid programming until you are satisfied with how they sound.

Get Your Hearing Aids Repaired In St. George, UT

With our office in St. George, Santa Clara, Hurricane, and other locations throughout Utah and Nevada, you should never need to just live with broken hearing aids.

Whether you need a quick repair or need extensive help, please contact us so that we can be sure to help you quickly and effectively as possible.

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