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Your Hearing Aids Will Need Repairs Eventually

So, you’ve done your research to find the best hearing aid to meet your needs, had a hearing aid fitting from your local hearing specialist, and are once again enjoying the beautiful nuances of sound. Congratulations! Of the 17% of adults with hearing loss, you are part of the less than 20% of those people who are actually utilizing this fantastic technology to enhance hearing capabilities. With all technology, however, parts can go awry, break, or wear out over time. Hearing aid technology is no exception. Understanding the parts of your hearing aid, knowing care tips, and being aware of how your hearing physician can help will take the stress out of maintaining your hearing aid.

your_hearing_aids_will_need_repairs_eventuallyParts of a Hearing Aid

As you’ve probably discovered in your hearing aid hunt, not every device is the same. The most basic parts of almost any hearing aid include a microphone, amplifier circuitry, a speaker, and a battery. The sound waves enter the microphone and depending on whether your aid is analog or digital, the sound information is either transformed into electrical signals or numerical codes. This information is transmitted to the speaker and into the ear, allowing you to hear. Depending on your device, you’ve probably also noticed a programming button, on/off button, and the volume control.

Standard Maintenance For Your Hearing Aid

In order to keep your hearing aid in excellent shape we first recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning it properly. Be sure to also keep your ears clean as earwax can be harmful to your hearing aid. Avoid spraying hair care products while wearing your hearing device. Like a lot of technology, hearing aids can be damaged by heat and moisture. Another tip that will help with the longevity of your hearing aid is turning it off when not in use. Save the battery life so you don’t have to change the battery as often, wearing out parts. When the battery does expire, however,be sure to change it immediately.

Hearing Aid Problems To Take To Your Doctor

Some hearing aid issues include hearing a whistling sound or feedback, hearing one’s own voice loudly inside your head, or hearing buzzing while using a cell phone. If you are experiencing these or any other issues, contact your hearing specialist to help you find the best solution. Also, if you are experiencing large amounts of amplified background noise or if your hearing aid is uncomfortable, schedule an appointment for a hearing aid adjustment.

After investing money in a great hearing aid, the last thing you want to do is pay more for expensive repairs. Luckily, many hearing aids come with manufacturer warranties when purchased new. Talk to your hearing specialist about the best and most affordable options for repairs with and without warranties. Get your hearing aid repaired and enjoy the beauty of sound once again.

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