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Hearing Aid Repair

The technology involved in creating a functioning hearing aid is incredibly intricate. With so many tiny working pieces, it’s no wonder that your hearing aid may need to be repaired occasionally. Even if you care for your hearing aids properly, circumstances can still arise where you’ll need a professional to repair them. When that time comes, you can find help at Hearing & Balance Doctors.

Hearing & Balance Doctors Provides Hearing Aid Repairs

At Hearing & Balance Doctors, our doctors of audiology can perform a variety of repairs on your hearing aids right in our offices, so you never have to be without your ability to hear. Some of the more common repairs we perform are:

  • Re-casting and replacement of earmold
  • Hearing aid reprogramming
  • Replacement of receivers, wax guards, battery doors, removal sticks, batteries, and microphone covers.
  • In-depth cleaning to prolong the lifespan of hearing aids
  • Perform firmware updates

For those individuals who have purchased their hearing aids through our office, we offer our hearing aid repair services for free. Also, if your hearing aids need major repairs which require them to be sent to the manufacturer, we will assist you in sending them.

Signs Your Hearing Aids Need In-Office Repairs

There are various signs you can look for to indicate that your hearing aids need repairs at our office, rather than just adjustments which can be made at home.

  • There are missing parts on your hearing aids
  • You can’t correct how your hearing aids sound
  • The hearing aids are clearly damaged, such as a crack in the case
  • There is discomfort when you wear your hearing aids

But, before you bring your hearing aids in, there are some troubleshooting steps you can take at home.

How To Troubleshoot Your Hearing Aids

While we don’t recommend you try to use any tools on your hearing aids, there are some simple things you can do at home to correct different issues you may encounter when using your hearing aids. Depending on the problem, try these solutions:

  • Remove and re-insert your hearing aid – Sometimes, when a hearing aid does not make a perfect seal with your ear, it can create irritating feedback sounds such as whistling or static. By simply taking your hearing aid out then placing it back in your ear, you can fix this issue.
  • Double-check your hearing aids’ settings – There are various program settings in most digital hearing aids, allowing you to adjust for different situations. For instance, if you are going to be in a large public building, many of them are outfitted with loop systems, so you can use the telecoil setting on your hearing aids to tune into sounds better without the echoing many larger buildings have in them. While this is useful, make sure you check your settings if things sound odd, since it is likely that they are on the wrong setting for your current location.
  • Thoroughly clean the outside of your hearing aids – We recommend wiping down your hearing aids every night before you put them away, to help keep earwax and moisture from building up and damaging them. If your hearing aids are feeling or sounding off, give them a thorough cleaning, removing any compacted wax or debris from your hearing aids which may be affecting your ability to hear.
  • Clean your hearing aid battery contacts – While you should not open up your hearing aids, as they can become easily damaged and it will likely void your warranty, you can pop open the battery compartment. Once open, check the battery contacts and clean them with a soft, dry cloth. Battery contacts which become corroded can leave a hearing aid unable to operate.
  • Change the batteries – If your hearing aids are too quiet or sound odd, you may just need a change of batteries. Most hearing aid batteries last under a week, so be sure to change them often.
  • Have cerumen removed – Cerumen (earwax) can naturally become built up as you use your hearing aids and block your ability to hear. If you have compacted cerumen, our audiologists can safely remove it for you or recommend products you can use to loosen and remove it at home.

If these solutions don’t correct your hearing aid problems, then it is time to bring them into our audiologists so they can help repair your hearing aids.

Visit Hearing & Balance Doctors For Hearing Aid Repairs

You don’t have to look farther than your nearest Hearing & Balance Doctors office for hearing aid repairs. Our doctors of audiology can work on almost all hearing aid brands. As hearing aids are meant to last between 3-5 years, make sure you have the best support possible when it comes to caring for your hearing aids.

To set up an appointment to have your hearing aids repair or to access our other hearing services, contact us today.