Hearing Aid Repairs
Hearing aids are amazing instruments that hold up very well when cared for, but accidents to happen and some routine maintenance may also be needed. When an accident happens, such as the aid being stepped on or being saturated with water, we may be able to repair it. If your hearing aid doesn’t seem to be working properly, a simple hearing aid repair may be needed but you may also be able to troubleshoot issues yourself.
Fixes for Simple Hearing Aid Problems
If your hearing aid seems to not be working properly, follow these tips to see if it improves:
Replace the battery
Remove your hearing aid from your ear and reinsert it
Replace the wax filter
Open and close the battery compartment
Make sure your hearing aids are on the right setting
Sometimes, all your hearing aids need is a quick reset or cleaning. If these tips do not stop the problem, it is best to set up an appointment with a professional to discuss what repair options are available for your hearing device.
Call us to set up an appointment to see if there’s an issue with the hearing aid, a change in your hearing, or possibly a build-up of ear wax.
When your hearing aid cannot be repaired:
While sometimes it is better to repair a hearing aid, other times, it is best to replace them. Make sure to talk to an expert before deciding to replace your hearing aids. However, there are a few general rules to deciding when your hearing aid is beyond repair.
If your hearing aid is more than five years old, that means that it may have started to hit its life expectancy. Today, hearing aid technology only lasts 5-7 years before major advancements are usually available. If your hearing aids start to malfunction and are in the 5-7 year time frame, it may be time to upgrade to newer technology.
If your hearing aid has significant visible damage, such as a device that has been stepped on, smashed, or otherwise damaged, it may be unfixable.
If your hearing aid has been repaired before, it may be an indicator that it will need to be repaired again in the future. Frequent small repairs can cost you more money, especially if you will need to buy a hearing aid a few years down the road. Often, buying a new hearing aid will cut out those small repair costs and save you the cost and hassle of repairing them over and over again.
Our specialists at Worth Hearing Center can repair or diagnose any problems you might be experiencing with your hearing aid. Give us a call at (505) 249-4928 to set up an appointment to discuss your hearing aid repair options.